A single vehicle rollover sent one man
to hospital after the car he was driving
left the roadway and went crashing down
an embankment stopping just short of the
The collision occurred around 7:30 p.m
about a kilometre west of Hedley. The
driver was the lone occupant in the fourdoor
He was travelling east around a bend
before the vehicle left the road. The vehicle
rolled several times before coming to a rest
just metres away from the river.
Hedley first responders were first on
Upon arrival, the man was already out
of his vehicle and propping his head up
with something out of his vehicle.
First responders stabilized and assessed
the man’s injuries while rescue teams from
Princeton and Keremeos rushed to the
The two teams worked together to complete
a high angle rescue. The man was
placed on a back board and by using ropes
he was brought up the embankment to a
He was transported to hospital with serious
but non-life threatening injuries.
While the rescue was underway traffic
was closed in both directions. It took about
90 minutes for the road to be re-opened.
It’s unknown at this time what caused
the collision but drivers in vehicles behind
the car said he had been driving erratically
before he left the roadway.
The cause of the collision is under