Salmon Arm Mounties respond to two Trans Canada crashes

By Greg Fry
October 6, 2017 - 10:13am

SORRENTO, B.C. — Salmon Arm RCMP responded to a pair of collisions yesterday.

The first was a single vehicle crash in the 2000 block of the Trans Canada Highway in the Blind Bay/Sorrento area at around 3 a.m.

Staff Sgt. Scott West says a westbound semi truck left the road after attempting to avoid an animal and went into the ditch where it went across two driveways and into the trees and the brush.

He says the driver and another occupant were taken to hospital but suffered only minor injuries. No other vehicles were involved and no charges are being investigated at this time.

The other collision involved two vehicles and occurred at approximately 7:00 last night in the 5000 block of the Trans Canada at the Tappen Valley Road intersection.

West says a Sorrento man was attempting to enter the highway and while doing so came into the path of a vehicle that was travelling westbound on the highway. The vehicle was driven by a woman from Salmon Arm. The vehicles were badly damaged though both drivers escaped uninjured.

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