Attempted U-turn causes highway collision east of Salmon Arm

Motorists are advised to use caution in the area and slow down for towing contractors as they work to remove the semi truck later today.

  • Thu Oct 6th, 2016 8:00am
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RCMP vehicles.

Pulling a U-turn on the Trans-Canada Highway resulted in a collision between a vehicle and a semi-truck on Thursday morning.

On Oct. 6 shortly after 9 a.m., the Salmon Arm RCMP and

On October 06, 2016 shortly after 0900am the Salmon Arm RCMP and provincial ambulance service were called to a collision in the 4400 block of The Trans-Canada Highway between Canoe and Salmon Arm.

Investigation revealed that a passenger vehicle, which had been at roadside facing west attempted a U-turn across the highway to proceed east bound.

The passenger vehicle making the U-turn was struck by a west bound semi truck as the maneuver was attempted.

After the collision the semi truck went off the road into the west bound ditch and over an embankment. The passenger vehicle was flipped into the ditch on to its roof.

The semi truck driver was shaken up but uninjured and the female driver of the passenger vehicle, a Shuswap resident, was taken to Shuswap Lake General Hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

The collision and clean up closed the Trans-Canada Highway for a short time in both directions but it is now presently open.

Crews will be working to remove the semi truck during the day. Motorists are advised to use caution in the area and slow down for towing contractors as they work to remove the semi truck.