Rock Creek female ejected from vehicle in July 2 accident

A female from Rock Creek was involved in an accident near Midway on July 2 – indications are she wasn't wearing a seatbelt.

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A 33-year-old female from Rock Creek was involved in a rollover accident, where she was ejected from her car.

At 7:37 p.m. on July 2, a call came in from B.C. Ambulance regarding a single vehicle (2006 Pontiac G6) rollover approximately three kilometres west of Midway on Highway 3.

“The vehicle was travelling west and appears to have drifted past the shoulder on the gravel and over-corrected in steering, causing a loss of control, striking the ditch and subsequently causing the vehicle to become airborne, coming to a rest on its roof,” explained Grand Forks RCMP Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison.

“The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, a female from Rock Creek, was airlifted to Kelowna General Hospital after she had been ejected from the vehicle.”

Harrison said collision analysts attended and are currently working on the investigation and Highway 3 was closed until about 11:30 p.m. that same night.

Primary indications at the scene indicate that the victim was not wearing a seatbelt and may have been ejected through the sun roof or front windshield, although police aren’t certain yet.

“Apparently, we had word from Kelowna General Hospital that she was in good condition, so the investigation is continuing,” Harrison went on to say.

Police remind everyone to wear their seatbelts while travelling in a car.

Grand Forks Gazette