Motorist sent to hospital

A Kelowna man was injured after a two-vehicle accident on Highway 97 near Falkland

A Kelowna man had to be airlifted to Kelowna General Hospital Sunday following a two-vehicle accident on Highway 97 near Falkland.

Emergency crews were called to the scene on Highway 97 at Salmon River Road at 2:30 p.m.

“The accident involved two vehicles, a Dodge van and a Ford F-350 truck,” said Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

“The investigation determined that the Dodge van crossed a double solid line and collided with the southbound truck.”

The driver of the van, 25, from Kelowna, was trapped for a period of time with a broken leg and concussion.

Vernon Fire Rescue Services were able to free the man and he was airlifted to Kelowna.

Police officers are continuing their investigation and are looking at the possibility of drug and alcohol involvement.

The two people in the truck from Salmon Arm were not injured.