The Keremeos and District Volunteer Fire Department fire house in Keremeos. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

The Keremeos and District Volunteer Fire Department fire house in Keremeos. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Rolled vehicle left abandoned in Keremeos

According to Fire Chief Jordy Bosscha, it’s not an unusual situation

Keremeos’s Fire Department responded to a early morning call about a crashed car on Feb. 4 to find nobody at the scene.

The department responded to the scene of the motor vehicle incident at Highway 3 and Becks Road after receiving a call around 3:20 a.m.

When they arrived at the scene though, they found a single vehicle that had rolled over, grazing a power pole before hitting a tree but no driver.

“Somehow the person got out and didn’t leave a trail of blood anywhere,” said fire chief Jordy Bosscha. “We used the thermal vision cameras and couldn’t pick up anything.

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The vehicle suffered significant damage according to Bosscha, and the call regarding the collision came in some time after the actual roll over happened.

“It probably happened a while before we got the call, because the engine wasn’t hot. It wasn’t cold, but it wasn’t hot like it would have been if it had just happened,” said Bosscha.

The driver’s side of the vehicle was crushed in according to Bosscha, but there was no sign of blood inside the vehicle. The fire chief also noted that the situation was not unusual.

“It happens more often than not to tell you the truth. It doesn’t happen all the time, but it’s not new or anything.”

Other times, the person involved in the incident gets out and flags another driver to take them home or to the clinic.

Members of the Keremeos RCMP detachment also attended the scene.

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