Police report that a driver does a U-turn on the Trans-Canada Highway. (File photo)

Chase RCMP report an apparent U-turn on Highway 1 leads to crash

No charges laid, police still investigating collision

A three-point turn on the Trans-Canada Highway did not end well, according to Chase RCMP.

Sgt. Barry Kennedy reports that on Sunday, June 14, officers were advised of a two-vehicle collision in the eastbound lane approximately 10 kilometres west of Pritchard on Highway 1. Police responded and observed a white Ford F350 with moderate front-end damage, airbags deployed, in the right eastbound lane.

A grey Hyundai Elantra was in the ditch, off road with extensive damage to the driver’s side and front and back of the vehicle.

“The investigation revealed that the Elantra was making a three-point turn on Highway 1 and then pulled in front of the F350, resulting in the F350 striking the driver’s side of the Elantra,” said Kennedy in a news release.

The driver of the Elantra, a 25-year-old man from Terrace, was assessed on scene by ambulance attendants and transported to hospital for suspected broken limbs. The driver of the F350, did not sustain any injuries.

There were three passengers in the F350, reported Kennedy. A 25 year-old woman from Tappen suffered a broken wrist. The other two passengers in the F350 were not injured. The investigation is on going.

Read more: Driver and horses safe after serious collision in Sicamous

Read more: Salmon Arm RCMP respond to collision after driver rolls vehicle in rain storm


marthawickett@saobserver.net
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

#Salmon Armcollision

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Speedboat driver sentenced in fatal Shuswap houseboat collision granted day parole

Leon Reinbrecht began serving a three-year sentence in a federal prison in January 2019

New charging station part of South Shuswap Transportation Society roadmap

Director’s Notes by CSRD Electoral Area E Director Paul Demenok

Sicamous to receive $6 million for construction of Shuswap Healing Centre

Federal/provincial infrastructure funding also announced for Chase pedestrian bridge

Neighbours raise concerns about proposed housing development in Salmon Arm

Objections to 11th Street SE plans include increased traffic, diversion of creek, loss of greenspace

Morning Start: Dogs can smell cancer

Your morning start for Tuesday, July 7, 2020

84-year-old Okanagan resident finishes 12,000-piece puzzle

Willie Tribiger started the puzzle in 2013, completing it in six and a half years

ICBC to resume road tests in July with priority for rebookings, health-care workers

Tests have been on hold for four months due to COVID-19

Princeton ATV rider slapped with numerous charges after complaint of near miss on the KVR

‘I would never defend actions like that’ - Ed Vermette, Princeton ATV Club president

Vernon murder case back in court

Voir dire held for one of two accused in death of William Bartz in July 2017

Would you take a COVID-19 vaccine? Poll suggests most Canadians say yes

75 per cent of Canadians would agree to take a novel coronavirus vaccine

West Kelowna RCMP searching for suspects after stolen vehicle dumped

Police found the stolen pickup truck in the backcountry

Former Kelowna football player drowns in Fraser River

Kory Nagata went missing in the middle arm of the river

Anarchist Mountain Fire Department extinguishes ‘flaming river’ on Highway 3

Blaze caused by truck that caught fire and leaked diesel across the road

Most Read