A Vernon firefighter uses the jaws of life to access a vehicle that was involved in a two-vehicle accident at 32nd Street and 43rd Avenue Tuesday morning.

A Vernon firefighter uses the jaws of life to access a vehicle that was involved in a two-vehicle accident at 32nd Street and 43rd Avenue Tuesday morning.

Crash leads to injuries

Several people were taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital following a two-vehicle accident Tuesday

Several people were taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital following a two-vehicle accident at a busy intersection Tuesday morning.

A Chevy Uplander van from Edmonton with five people inside was northbound on 32nd Street, near the Vernon Square mall, just after 8 a.m. when it was struck by a Nissan SUV, driven by a Vernon woman, that was westbound on 43rd Avenue.

“Witnesses said the van was going through a green light when it was T-boned on the passenger side by the Nissan,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

Two people from the van were taken to VJH for treatment of soft tissue injuries. The driver of the Nissan was also taken to hospital suffering from whiplash-like symptoms.

The Nissan driver was given a Motor Vehicle Act violation for failing to stop at a red light.

 

Vernon Morning Star