Flagger hit near Vernon

By Kiss FM News
November 17, 2017 - 11:30am Updated: November 17, 2017 - 4:32pm

KAMLOOPS — Updated: A flag person suffered serious injuries after being hit while working east of Vernon this morning.

RCMP say the 66-year-old female worker was hit by a car in a construction zone on Highway 6 in Lavington.

She was transported by air ambulance to hospital.

The 75-year-old driver was apparently stopped by the traffic control person in an area reduced to one lane of traffic. 

Police say it appears the driver was unable to stop in time, and hit the flag person.

The driver is cooperating with the investigation, and several witnesses have been identified.

The highway was closed for about four hours, with detours in effect.

Earlier: A serious incident has closed down Highway 6 in Lavington, east of Vernon.

Lavington Fire Chief Marty Wright says a female flag person was hit by a car near School Road, and had to be air ambulanced to hospital with undetermined injuries.

The chief says the driver of the car involved did stop, and police are investigating.

No other details are being released.

Highway 6 is closed to traffic near the site, with vehicles being detoured on School Road and Hill Drive.


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