Bad road conditions cause accidents

Snow and slush was blamed for two single vehicle accidents on Monday.

The area’s return to winter driving conditions this week is being blamed for two single vehicle accidents on Feb. 2 as weeks of mild weather gave way to dipping temperatures and more snow.

At 1:30 pm on Monday, a Brinks armoured truck on Hwy 99 near Hwy 97 lost control and hit a rock wall. It left the highway, coming to rest on its side. The two occupants who were Brinks employees were checked out by ambulance attendants on the scene and given an “all clear”. The driver was a 62 year old Kelowna man. The truck had moderate damage but was not driveable and had to be towed.

At 2:45 pm a 53 year old Spences Bridge woman lost control of her car in the slush on Cornwall Rd. near the Ashcroft bridge and went off road right. The car impacted the side of the hill, causing severe damage to the front driver’s side of the vehicle. Both the driver and her 82 year old father were taken to the hospital by a passing motorist, where she was treated for a minor gash. The man was uninjured. Both gave credit to their seat belts for saving them from worse injury.

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