Rainfall causes crash in Lake Country

A Vernon woman is in critical condition after massive head injuries in a single-vehicle collision on Highway 97 near Crystal Waters.

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

The Lake Country RCMP received a report of a serious single-vehicle collision on Highway 97 near Crystal Waters Road,  March 15 at 3:15 p.m.

“A 26-year-old Vernon woman was travelling northbound on the highway in a brown Mazda pickup during a sudden severe, heavy rainfall,” said Const. Kris Clark.

“Apparently, the truck suddenly veered across oncoming lanes and hit the cement curb, launching it up into the air. The truck then hit the 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. No one else was injured in the crash.

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