RCMP report: Sicamous men injured in vehicle rollover

Two Sicamous men suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries in a single-vehicle accident last week on a forest service road.

  • May. 8, 2013 8:00 p.m.

Two Sicamous men suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries in a single-vehicle accident last week on a forest service road.

On April 30, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Sicamous RCMP received a report of the accident. Responding officers found a jeep had been coming down the forest service road when it left the roadway, rolled over and down and embankment of about 40 feet before coming to a stop upside down.

Sicamous Sgt. Dave Dubnyk says the jeep’s occupants, ages 19 and 26, were originally trapped. But another person who had been driving behind the jeep was able to release them. Eagle Valley Rescue members did the rest.

“The Eagle Valley Rescue Unit attended and worked very diligently in conducting a long line extrication for both occupants,” said Dubnyk.

Both occupants were taken to hospital, one by ground and the other by air. One remained in hospital following surgery for internal injuries and the other was mobile soon after.

 

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