Alcohol suspected in crash

Alcohol may have been a factor in a single vehicle crash on Hwy 97.

  • Jul. 10, 2013 12:00 p.m.

A Clinton area woman remains in hospital care following a single vehicle collision on Hwy 97 near Clinton, at the conclusion of the long weekend.

On July 2 at approximately 11:15 pm, the Clinton RCMP received a report of a single motor vehicle collision on Hwy 97 near Valley Road, Clinton. Initial reports indicated that the 26 year old female driver of the Clinton area, was injured and pinned in the vehicle. Highway 97 was closed temporarily following the accident. Local Emergency Services including the BC Ambulance and Clinton Fire Rescue attended the scene and extracted the driver.

The driver was taken by Ambulance to the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops for suspected head and spinal injuries.

Police investigation has determined that there were no other passengers. The vehicle described as a Green 1997 Chev Cavalier sedan, was travelling southbound on Hwy 97 when the vehicle entered the ditch. The driver remains in hospital and is described as being stable but in critical condition. The investigation is still ongoing with charges pending.  Investigators believe that alcohol consumption was a contributing factor to the collision.

The RCMP is asking that if anyone witnessed this accident to please contact the Clinton Detachment at (250)459-2221.