Kamloops couple struck on Highway 1 in serious but stable condition

By Vanessa Ybarra
February 8, 2017 - 12:00pm Updated: February 8, 2017 - 5:55pm

KAMLOOPS — A Kamloops couple involved in a freak accident on Highway One are in critical but stable condition.

Matt and Anna Grandia and their two children were en route to Vancouver airport for a family vacation when they came across a jack-knifed utility trailer on Highway One between Hope and Chilliwack.

As the couple pulled over to remove debris off the highway, they were struck from behind by a vehicle.

The two were rushed to Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster.

They have since been moved to Royal Inland Hospital, where they remain in critical but serious condition.

Their two children were unhurt.

A GoFundMe campaign has so far raised $30 thousand for the family.

"I'm really thankful for our friend who started the campaign," said friend and Summit Drive Church Pastor David Fields. "That will, in real ways, help meet Anna and Matt's needs in the coming days. We're so incredibly grateful for the love and outpouring of support from the community of Kamloops. We do want to ask for continued prayer support for this amazing, couple, for their family, for their kids, and for all of those who were involved in the accident as well." 

Snowfall warning issued in Kamloops

Join the Discussion

We are happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules: Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards. See full commenting rules.