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Multi-agency response sent to Wednesday rollover

The incident took place on Highway 97 North.

A cross-agency response from local first responders was required Wednesday to extricate the victim of a single-vehicle accident on Highway 97 North.

The motor vehicle incident rollover occurred on Dec. 19 in the 2624 block of Highway 97. The truck left the roadway and rolled several times down a steep bank, trapping a single patient inside the vehicle.

Related: Car crash on Hwy. 97 closes lanes

Four VFRS members attended to provide technical rope rescue and extrication of the patient. Once rescued BC Ambulance Service provided patient care and transported the patient to the hospital. Okanagan Indian Band Fire Services and RCMP also attended the scene to provide additional support.

“A single vehicle went off road left, crossing the centre line, which then hit an embankment and rolled over. Single driver in the vehicle was transported to the nearest medical facility with non-life threatening injuries,” said Cst. Kelly Brett.

The cause of the collision has yet to be determined.

“Calls which require a multi-agency response are common in our region,” said Vernon Fire Rescue Services Chief David Lind. “I am always impressed when our agencies come together and work towards the common goal, providing excellent service to the public.”

Related: Vernon accident closes Highway 97

Related: Accident closes 32nd Street in Vernon

Related: Highway 97A in Spallumcheen reopens after accident

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