Good Samaritan and crash victim hit in second crash near Vernon

Friday morning collision caused by icy roads, according to RCMP

Ice is the culprit behind a Friday morning crash that had one person airlifted to hospital.

Emergency crews responded to a two vehicle collision just before 8 a.m. on Commonage Road and Bailey Road, just south of Vernon.

A single vehicle was travelling north bound on Commonage, when it hit some black ice, causing the vehicle to go off road and into a ditch. A Good Samaritan stopped to render assistance to the driver, however just minutes later, another vehicle travelling north bound hit the same patch of black ice, causing that vehicle to go into the ditch, where it struck both the Samaritan and the driver of the first vehicle.

“Both the driver and good Samaritan were out of their vehicles at the time, when the second vehicle hit black ice, causing it to strike both who were standing roadside,” said Const. Kelly Brett. “The second vehicle clipped the Samaritan, causing only minor injury, however struck the driver of the first vehicle sending them to hospital via air ambulance with serious but non-life threatening injuries.”

See also: One dead, other injured in crash on Highway 97 south of Vernon

Commonage Road was closed for a short period of time to allow for emergency personnel to work and Air Ambulance to land, however has since be re-opened. Road crews are now on scene for sanding.

Investigators have concluded the incident was due to road conditions, therefore no charges under the Motor Vehicle Act are being considered at this time.


@VernonNews
newstips@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Only steps away: Gutsy Walk returns to Kelowna

The walk to cures for Crohn’s disease and colitis comes June 2

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: cloudy

Environment Canada is calling for a similar day tomorrow.

Sister of cancer victim cycles across Canada to raise awareness

Her journey started on May 14 and will end in early August

Top women’s hockey player Natalie Spooner coming to the Okanagan

Natalie Spooner special guest at annual Grindstone Award Foundation charity weekend in Kelowna

Woman in hospital after being thrown off horse

She was airlifted to Kelowna General Hospital from Okanagan Falls

Rescuers finally persuade Eiffel Tower climber to come down

The official said the man was ‘under control and out of danger’ on Monday night

Update: Plan to see more smoke from South Okanagan wildfire

Richter Creek wildfire, 12 kilometres west of Osoyoos, is an estimated 400 hectares

Motorcycle deaths spike 50% since 2017

Riders were most likely fatally crash on the weekends compared with the rest of the week

Family of B.C. pilot killed in Honduras trying to ‘piece together’ tragedy

Patrick Forseth has a number of friends in the area and was loved by everyone

Justin Trudeau credits immigration for Canada’s growing tech sector

Trudeau stressed that Canada has become a major source of talent for tech all over the world

Feds launch tourism strategy designed to boost sector 25 per cent by 2025

The fund is supposed to back experiences that show off Canada’s strengths

Column: A solar pioneer in the Okanagan rides among us

This Summerland octogenarian has been producing his own electrical energy for more than 20 years

Should B.C. already be implementing province-wide fire bans?

A petition is calling for B.C. Wildfire Service to issue a ban to reduce risk of human caused wildfires

Most Read