Rescue teams from Princeton and Keremeos use a high angle technique to bring a man to safety after he rolled his car down an embankment near Hedley Monday night.

Crash sends one to hospital

A single vehicle rollover sent one man

to hospital after the car he was driving

left the roadway and went crashing down

an embankment.

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

Similkameen River.

The collision occurred around 7:30 p.m

about a kilometre west of Hedley. The

driver was the lone occupant in the fourdoor

grey sedan.

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

the scene.

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

waiting ambulance.

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


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