Accident in Thrums sees vehicle rolled in ditch

Kyra Hoggan
By Kyra Hoggan
November 9th, 2012

A local woman was sent to hospital and Highway 3A reduced to a single lane for roughly 40 minutes this morning after a single-vehicle accident in Thrums.

Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Dan Pollock said that, around 11:30 a.m., a man in a red Ford Focus was driving northbound along Highway 3A when traffic in front of him slowed, as a vehicle ahead of him was executing a lefthand turn.

“The fellow pulled out to overtake the slowing car in front of him, but realized there was a car coming too close in the oncoming lane,” Pollock said, adding the driver then attempted to get back in his own lane and overcorrected. This caused fishtailing, and the Ford ended up in the ditch, where it rolled onto its roof.

“The driver was uninjured, but the female passenger was experiencing neck and back pain, and was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure,” he said, adding the driver was issued a ticket for failure to complete a safe pass.

No other vehicles were involved in the incident.

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