BCEHS has reported that three people involved in the Sunday, July 15 motor-vehicle accident near Crazy Creek were sent to local hospitals, both in Revelstoke and Salmon Arm. (Black Press file photo)

UPDATE: Three sent to hospital following Trans-Canada accident near Revelstoke

BC Emergency Health Services has reported three were sent to hospital following the three car collision near Crazy Creek on Sunday evening.

The incident, which took place on Highway 1 at approximately 5:45 p.m. on July 15, reportedly occurred after a stop or slow going westbound caused one of the vehicles to rear-end the other two. Police Officers from the Revelstoke Detachment, along with Revelstoke Fire Rescue Service and the BC Ambulance Service attended the incident site.

RELATED: Traffic on Highway 1 between Sicamous and Revelstoke moving again

A 45-year-old female and a 33-year-old female were sent to local hospitals, both in Revelstoke and Salmon Arm, as a result of the collision.

The initial Revelstoke RCMP report included mention that two were sent to hospital following the incident, however BCEHS confirmed on Wednesday that a third patient, a 45-year-old female, was flown by air ambulance to hospital after the collision.

In total, eight people were involved in the collision throughout the three vehicles.

RCMP report that the Ministry of Transportation and EMCON Road Services, the local road maintenance contractor, assisted in returning traffic flow to single alternating traffic at the location within an hour of the incident.

In the media release, Revelstoke Staff Sergeant Kurt Grabinsky states caution should be used in heavy traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway, as sudden stops for traffic congestion, wildlife and highway incidents may be necessary. For these reasons, drivers should refrain from following too closely.

In addition, Grabinsky reminds motorists to follow the direction of traffic control workers and to “slow down on the approach and passing of all highway workers and emergency personnel.”


@NathanKunz1
nathan.kunz@revelstokereview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Mayoral results from across B.C.

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

Every vote counts: 10 tightest races in B.C.’s municipal elections

Peachland saw their election decided by just one vote

The Valley Votes: Your election results

The results are in from the 2018 municipal election.

Live results for the Revelstoke municipal election

Watch here and on Facebook for live results

Revelstoke Cribs: Eagle Pass Lodge

Explore the eclectic houses, lodges and other spaces in and around Revelstoke… Continue reading

Canada Post union announces rotating strikes in four Canadian cities

Mail will still be delivered but it will be delayed

B.C. VIEWS: Residents have had enough of catering to squatters

Media myth of homeless victims offends those who know better

B.C. man sets new Canadian marathon record at Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Cam Levins ran it in two hours nine minutes 25 seconds

B.C. Liberals’ hopes high as Nanaimo by-election approaches

Historically safe NDP seat vacated by long-time MLA Leonard Krog

Leaving B.C.’s electoral reform to a referendum is ‘ridiculous’: professor

B.C. voters getting ballots in the mail on proposal to change electoral system

Canada condemns killing of journalist in Saudi Arabia consulate in Turkey

The Saudi government claimed Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a ‘fistfight’

One year to election: Trudeau Liberals gear up for tussles on climate, premiers

Analysts say that the Liberals have reason to be ‘fairly confident’

GUEST COLUMN: B.C.’s proportional representation vote is dishonest, misleading

Veteran of 2005 Citizens’ Assembly urges rejection of new voting systems

Most Read