RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Driver walks away after rolling McLaren on Highway 5A

RCMP is looking for witnesses to the crash that happened on Canada Day

Merritt RCMP is looking for witnesses to a Canada Day crash involving a high-performance sports car along Highway 5A near the summit of Larson Hill.

Police were called to a rollover just outside of Merritt about 4 p.m., July 1. Officers on scene discovered that a green 2015 McLaren 650S was travelling northbound along the highway when the driver suddenly lost control, made contact with the back of a commercial transport vehicle, spun out and rolled multiple times into the centre median of the roadway.

According to Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, the driver, who was the sole occupant, climbed out of the wreckage on his own and was helped by other passing motorists. One of the bystanders transported the driver from the scene to the hospital for medical assessment and treatment.

“RCMP would like to speak with anyone who witnessed the crash or may have stopped at the scene and had an interaction with the driver,” stated Cpl. O’Donaghey. “Efforts remain underway to identify the commercial vehicle involved in the crash, as investigators ask that driver to come forward with their information.”

The driver, a Central Okanagan man in his 40’s, sustained what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries. Police were told that the driver experienced hydroplaning conditions before the crash.

If you witnessed this crash and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to call the Merritt RCMP at 250-378-4262.

READ MORE: Travellers required to wear masks: Kelowna International Airport

READ MORE: Rising rivers possible as unsettled air enters Southern Interior

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

car crash

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Plans released for new outdoor pool in Enderby

City shares plans for pool’s location, cost estimates, design features and more

Vernon ‘schools are healthy’: IH medical health officer

Children have a low risk of catching and spreading COVID-19

North Okanagan-Shuswap MP: Throne speech shows failures in COVID-19 response

Mel Arnold critical of Trudeau government’s throne speech Wednesday

2020 overdose death toll rises to 73 in the Okanagan

Just under half of the deaths occurred in Kelowna

COVID-19 picture ‘much clearer,’ says Interior Health president

As fall routines set in, IH CEO Susan Brown reminds public to be vigilant in preventative practices

BC Liberal Leader talks drug addiction in the Lower Mainland

Drug addiction and public safety a top priority says Andrew Wilkinson

Kamloops Mounties happened upon alleged gang-related robbery, kidnapping

Michael Mathieson is charged with armed robbery, unlawful confinement and kidnapping

Pandemic derails CP Holiday Train

Canadian Pacific will work to get donations to food banks while also producing an online music concert

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Interior Health reports five new COVID-19 cases

Across the region, 34 cases are active

Vanderhoof’s Brian Frenkel takes on top job in tough times

We can get through this, new local government leader says

Penticton quadruple murder trial begins in Kelowna next month

John Brittain, 69, is facing three counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder

Historic BC Tree Fruits head office in Okanagan for sale

The company’s CEO said the decision was necessary due to a fickle fruit market

Most Read