Emergency personnel are on the scene of a multiple vehicle accident on Highway 97 near 10th Avenue. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Emergency personnel are on the scene of a multiple vehicle accident on Highway 97 near 10th Avenue. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

UPDATE: Crash at Highway 97B near Salmon Arm sends occupants to hospital

At least three vehicles involved at accident near 10 Avenue

UPDATE: 2 p.m.

A multiple vehicle accident that closed down Highway 97B at 10th Avenue intermittently Friday afternoon landed more than one person in the hospital.

“There were at least three vehicles involved and some occupants were taken to hospital,” said Salmon Arm Fire Department fire chief Brad Shirley, noting that he is uncertain of the number of people sent to hospital or the extent of their injuries.

As a result of the crash, fluids were leaked onto the highway and fire officials disconnected vehicle batteries to avoid complications, Shirley said.

Crews responded to the accident at about 12 p.m.

The cause of the accident is not yet known.

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A multiple vehicle accident has closed Highway 97B at 10th Avenue.

Fire officials said that everyone was out of the vehicles upon their arrival. There is currently no information regarding any resulting injuries.

At least three vehicles are involved.

Crews are on scene to clear the accident and open the highway.

The cause of the accident is not yet known.

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