Car accident leaves man in hospital on life support
Kamloops Mounties are looking for information from witnesses after a Tuesday, Oct. 23, single-vehicle collision on the Trans-Canada Highway in Sahali left a man on life support in hospital.
RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said emergency crews were called to an area near the Columbia Street exit from Highway 1 shortly after 7 a.m.
Police believe the 22-year-old man behind the wheel of a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier lost control and left the road, rolling down a 30-foot embankment before coming to a stop near the intersection of Columbia Street and Notre Dame Drive.
Learned said ambulance and fire crews provided first aid on the driver before he was rushed to hospital with severe chest and head trauma.
Slick roads likely played a role in the crash, Learned said.
"Roads were wet and slippery at the time of the crash ,with a thin sheen still visible on the overpass when other emergency vehicles arrived on scene," he said.
"The eastbound lane of the Trans-Canada Highway was shut down for several hours while an RCMP traffic reconstruction expert examined and surveyed the scene."
Learned said the vehicle will undergo a full mechanical inspection as part of the police investigation.
Mounties are also looking to speak with anyone who saw the wreck.
Witnesses are asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.