Two injured in High Bar Road accident

Two local people were hospitalized when their car went off the road and down a steep embankment.

At approximately 4:14 am on Apr. 6, the Clinton RCMP received a report of a single vehicle that had gone over a steep embankment on High Bar Road near Big Bar Road.

Initial reports indicated that there were five adult occupants and a dog in the vehicle. Three managed to escape to call for help. Local Emergency Services including BC Ambulance, the Clinton Fire Rescue, and SAR teams from the 100 Mile House and Kamloops areas attended and extracted the 30 year old female driver and a 38 year old male passenger who were then taken by Air Ambulance to the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops with serious injuries.

The remaining adult passengers were taken to the Ashcroft Hospital by Ambulance where they were treated for minor injuries and released.

The dog has been missing since the accident. Spike is a male doberman-type with short brown hair and a docked tail. Last seen near the Big Bar Ferry. If found or seen, please call Becky at 250-571-8801.

Police investigation has determined that all passengers were accounted for. The vehicle described as a White 2013 Dodge Ram Crew Cab truck was travelling northbound on High Bar Road when it failed to initiate a sharp right curve and rolled down a steep embankment. Both the driver and passenger remain in hospital and are described as being in stable condition. The investigation is still ongoing and investigators have not ruled out alcohol as a contributing factor.

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

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