Clinton crash

Alcohol suspected in serious single-vehicle collision near Clinton

A Clinton area woman remains in hospital following a single-vehicle incident on Highway 97 near Clinton, at the conclusion of the long weekend.

Around 11:15 p.m. on July 2, the Clinton RCMP received a report of a single MVI near Valley Road. Initial reports indicated the 26-year-old female driver from the Clinton area, was injured and pinned in the vehicle. Highway 97 was closed temporarily following the accident.

Local Emergency Services, including the BC Ambulance Service and Clinton Fire-Rescue attended the scene and extricated the driver.

The driver was taken by ambulance to the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops for suspected head and spinal injuries.

Police investigation has determined there were no other passengers. The vehicle, described as a green 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier sedan, was travelling southbound on the highway when it entered the ditch. The driver remains in hospital and is described as being stable but in critical condition.

The investigation is still ongoing with charges pending. Investigators believe alcohol consumption was a contributing factor to the collision.

The RCMP is asking anyone who may have witnessed this accident to contact the Clinton Detachment at 250-459-2221.




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