Monday accident sends driver to hospital

Accidents and wildfires keep fire department busy in between appreciation dinner

A single vehicle accident just south of Olalla on Highway 3 sent one man to hospital Monday morning

A single vehicle accident just south of Olalla on Highway 3 sent one man to hospital Monday morning

Police, Keremeos and District Volunteer firefighters and BC Ambulance crews responded to a single vehicle accident on Highway 3 just south of Olalla on Monday, April 14.

The accident occurred at approximately 8:20 a.m.  A late model GM pickup left the road and rolled over, ending up on its roof in the ditch on the west side of the highway.  The driver, the lone occupant, was treated by BC Ambulance on scene and transported.

The Keremeos fire department experienced another busy weekend, responding to three other incidents, including two large wildfires on Friday and Sunday.

Ironically, the department was hosting an appreciation dinner for fire department personnel  spouses on Saturday night, only to be paged out on a call just before the dinner got underway.

The call concerned some spilled milk that  burned on a stove top element.