Hillside crash sends five TRU students to hospital with serious injuries

By Jill Sperling
September 4, 2016 - 5:10pm Updated: September 4, 2016 - 8:32pm

KAMLOOPS — Five people were sent to hospital Sunday afternoon as a result of a serious crash in the 1900 block of Hillside Drive. 

Emergency crews were dispatched to the scene shortly before 4:30 p.m.

According to Kamloops Fire Rescue Platoon Captian Rob Chalmers the driver lost control on a curve, causing it to roll in an adjacent field. 

He said one patient required extrication. 

"We were doing ... extrication of one patient that was on the passenger side," Chalmers said. "They ended up taking the door off to allow access to that guy." 

Five patients were transported to Royal Inland Hospital, with some having more serious injuries than others. 

"There appeared to be some broken bones, superficial lacerations," Chalmers said. "I think they were taking spinal precautions on at least one or two of the patients just based on the mechanism of injury, just sort of severity of the crash, it's something that we and Ambulance will do."

Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Stephen Newport said in a news release "All five occupants of the vehicle were 18 to 20-year-old female International Students."

Newport adds the 18-year-old driver was ticketed with driving without due care and attention. 



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