Alcohol suspected behind head-on collision on Highway 1 in Salmon Arm

RCMP respond to second motor-vehicle accident at Trans-Canada and Balmoral Road

Salmon Arm RCMP responded to two collisions on Highway 1 Thursday afternoon that resulted in seven people being transported to hospital.

Staff Sgt. Scott West says alcohol is believed to have been a contributing factor behind a head-on collision that occurred shortly after 2:30 p.m., Aug. 15, on Tank Hill in Salmon Arm. West said witnesses reported a westbound silver SUV had crossed the painted centre meridian and travelled into the eastbound lanes where it collided with a black, eastbound van.

West said there was one occupant in the SUV, and four in the van – two adults and two children.

“All parties in the collision were treated in hospital and sustained non-life threatening injuries,” said West. “The two children in the van were treated and only sustained minor injuries.

“Alcohol is suspect as a contributing factor in this collision on the part of the westbound SUV driver. The Trans Canada East Traffic Services Section will be conducting the follow-up investigation.”

At approximately 6 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a collision at the Highway 1/Balmoral intersection.

West said a southbound vehicle turned left from Balmoral Road to go east on the Trans-Canada Highway when a westbound vehicle collided with it while in the curb lane.

“One person was transported by air ambulance to receive treatment and another occupant, who was trapped in a vehicle, had to be extricated by the Shuswap Highway Rescue Team,” said West, adding the driver that failed to yield after a stop on Balmoral was served a violation ticket under the Motor Vehicle Act for failing to yield after a stop.

West said all persons involved in this collision are expected to recover.

Read more: Emergency crews responding to collision at Highway 1, Balmoral intersection

Read more: Plan chosen for safety upgrades at Balmoral intersection

Read more: Update: Traffic flowing again following two-vehicle collision on Highway 1


@SalmonArm
newsroom@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Sewer project kiboshed by Vernon residents

Majority rules: Okanagan Landing residents say ‘no’ to Claremont Sewer hookup

Vernon ski racer chosen for grant in end game

Makena Kersey, 18, has called it a career following a gruesome leg injury, but story inspires grant

Vernon’s own CSI digging into crime mysteries

Forensic Identification Section a specialized support unit used in various cases

Sagmoen’s in-custody statements under judge’s scrutiny

Sagmoen’s lawyer said statements made by him while in police custody were not provided voluntarily

‘It’s almost surreal’: South Okanagan fire chief, sidekick Sammy recap rescue mission in Bahamas

Chief Larry Watkinson and Sam the disaster dog spent 8 days assisting a search and rescue team

Defense says burden of proof not met in double murder case against Victoria father

Closing statements begin in trial for man accused of killing daughters Christmas 2017

B.C. dog breeder banned again after 46 dogs seized

The SPCA seized the animals from Terry Baker, 66, in February 2018

Surrey mom allegedly paid $400,000 for son in U.S. college bribery scam

Xiaoning Sui, 48, was arrested in Spain on Monday night

Three dogs found shot dead in Prince George ditch

The three adult dogs appeared to be well cared for before being found with gunshot wounds, BC SPCA says

Vancouver police could be using drones to fight crime by end of year

The police department has already purchased three drones, as well as three others for training

B.C. party bus company to be monitored after 40 intoxicated teens found onboard

Police received tip teens and young adults were drinking on party buses and limousines in Surrey

About cyclists and bike paths

LETTER: Kalamalka Road bike path bad design

Rick Mercer calls out Conservative candidate in B.C. for fake meme

‘Not true. All fake. Please Stop,’ tweeted Rick Mercer in response

Most Read