Driver escapes injury after vehicle skids off highway near Grohman Narrows Park

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
December 28th, 2015

A driver is lucky to escape serious injury after a vehicle left the highway before coming to rest above Grohman Narrows pond west of Nelson late Sunday night.

Nelson Assistant Fire Chief Michael Daloise said Nelson Fire Rescue along with RCMP responded to the call at 10:40 p.m. Sunday night of a vehicle over the bank on Highway 3A west of Nelson near Grohman Narrows Park.

“When the first crew arrived the lone occupant was still in the vehicle and the vehicle was sitting precariously in the loose rocks above the pond,”  Daloise said in a media release.

“The first arriving crew’s primary objective was to secure the vehicle to prevent it from rolling over or sliding further down the bank.

“This was accomplished by securing the vehicle with ropes and a come-along.  Once the vehicle was secured a ladder was placed to allow the uninjured occupant to climb back up the bank to the roadway.”

Daloise said NFR responded to the incident with one fire engine and the two on duty members.  

The cause of the accident is being investigated by the RCMP.

Nelson Fire Rescue Services would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to have a fire safe holiday season.

This post was syndicated from https://thenelsondaily.com
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