News

Vernon RCMP investigate serious motor vehicle accident

RCMP respond to a single vehicle accident at 20th Street and 48th Avenue Thursday night. - Steve Wensley photo
RCMP respond to a single vehicle accident at 20th Street and 48th Avenue Thursday night.
— image credit: Steve Wensley photo

Two teens were sent to hospital after a serious motor vehicle accident in Vernon.

On Thursday at about 11:45 p.m., an RCMP officer was patrolling in the area of 20th Street and 48th Avenue when he came across a single-vehicle collision.

"Our officer noticed a Honda Civic was laying on the passenger side against a power pole facing westbound in that intersection," said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson.

"On examination of the vehicle, he found two men still inside. The driver is 17 and the 16-year-old passenger was trapped and had to be removed with the aid of the Vernon Fire Department."

Both Vernon residents suffered serious injuries, and broken bones. They were transported by ambulance to Vernon Jubilee Hospital.

"The traffic analyst was called to assist in the investigation due to the seriousness of their injuries," said Molendyk, adding that B.C. Hydro was also on scene to determine the integrity of the power pole.

"Officers do not suspect alcohol was a factor in their initial findings of this investigation. The file remains under investigation."

 

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 ...

Coleman plays down Petronas LNG threat
 
Mount Polley dike completed, investigators move in
 
VIDEO: Netflix steps into showdown against Canadian TV commission
Coal exports boom, climate worries bloom
 
Ferries salaries released
 
Wait For Me Daddy memorial to be unveiled in New Westminster
Victor Chan to speak at TEDx Vancouver – on Dalai Lama, teachings, and travel (VIDEO)
 
District seeks input on proposed highway move
 
Musician finds horn of plenty at VSO