Emergency personnel respond to a head-on collision at Highway 6 and Aberdeen Road in Coldstream Wednesday night.

Emergency personnel respond to a head-on collision at Highway 6 and Aberdeen Road in Coldstream Wednesday night.

Head-on collision shuts down Highway 6 in Coldstream

The two-vehicle crash occurred at Highway 6 and Aberdeen Road at about 5:30 p.m

The drivers of a two-vehicle accident on Highway 6 in Coldstream Wednesday evening were taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital, one with serious injuries.

Just before 5:30 p.m., a witness told RCMP that a westbound Volkswagen Jetta veered into the oncoming lane and struck a Dodge pickup waiting to make a left-hand turn at Aberdeen Road.

“It is not clear as to why the Jetta crossed the line and the accident is still being followed up on by our officers,” said Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

The driver of the Jetta, an 83-year-old Lumby man, suffered serious injuries and, as of Thursday morning, remained in hospital.

The driver of the truck, a 61-year-old Coldstream man, was taken to hospital with upper body injuries but was expected to be released from hospital.

A violation ticket for failing to keep right was issued to the Lumby man.

The highway was closed for a short period as RCMP investigated the accident.

 

Vernon Morning Star

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