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Accident slows Highway 6 traffic

Friday morning traffic at a busy Vernon intersection was slowed by a two-vehicle accident.

Shortly before 8 a.m., Vernon RCMP received a report of a collision between a Ford Escort and a Chevrolet van at Highway 6 and Middleton Way.

“A witness to the accident reported that the van was waiting to make a left-hand turn onto the highway and was stopped at a red light,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. “The Escort was westbound on the highway and was proceeding through a yellow light.

“Indications are the van turned early and collided with the Escort.”

The driver of the Escort, a 73-year-old Vernon man, suffered serious injuries in the accident. He was transported by ambulance to Vernon Jubilee Hospital.

The driver of the van, a 51-year-old Vernon woman, was not injured.

She was ticketed under the Motor Vehicle Act for failing to stop at a red light.

Highway 6 was reduced to single-lane traffic for close to an hour as RCMP officers investigated the accident, and emergency services personnel attended to the male driver.

 

 

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