News

Vernon woman injured in Lake Country crash

A 26-year-old Vernon woman is in critical condition after she suffered massive head injuries in a single-vehicle collision Thursday on Highway 97 near Crystal Waters.

The Vernon woman was driving a brown Mazda pickup truck northbound on Highway 97 in what police call a sudden and severe rainstorm at about 3:15 p.m. when the truck suddenly veered across the oncoming lanes and hit a cement curb.

Police say the impact launched the truck in the air, then the truck crashed into a rock wall, collapsing the roof on the driver's side.

The woman, who was the only occupant in the vehicle, suffered massive head injuries as a result of the collision and was taken to Kelowna General Hospital, where she remains in critical condition.

Weather and road conditions are considered to be the main contributing factors in this crash.

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Poll finds Lower Mainland voters ready to shake up city halls
 
Election 2014: Traffic top of mind in this campaign
 
Do you know this woman? She may have witnessed robbery
Avoid future chaos outside schools, council tells staff
 
Security stepped up in B.C. after attacks in Ottawa
 
Lockdown at research station in Agassiz following Ottawa shooting
Chilliwack MP describes Ottawa shooting
 
Strahl safe following Parliament Hill shooting
 
South Surrey businesses victims of smash-and-grab robbers

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 24 edition online now. Browse the archives.