100 Mile House RCMP have released details on a two-vehicle motor incident they responded to on Horse Lake Road at the Bridge Creek Crossing at approximately 5:00 pm yesterday.
The collision involved a 1984 Ford Ranger Pickup truck and a 2002 Pontiac Sunfire.
RCMP say the westbound pickup, which was occupied by a 100 Mile House man and his dog, swerve as it approached the bridge.
The truck veered from the travel portion of the road toward the bridge railing with the passenger side tire of the truck ending up onto the wooden pedestrian access path leading across the bridge.
When the vehicle struck the cement no-post at the west side of the bridge, the truck’s passenger side tire grabbed the cement and threw the truck back onto the traveled portion of the road.
The pickup proceeded across the center line of Horse Lake Road running head-on into an eastbound Pontiac Sunfire, driven by a 100 Mile House woman who was driving home from work.
Both vehicles were totaled as a result of the impact.
The woman was able to get out of her vehicle with assistance, which subsequently caught on fire.
She received treatment from EHS attendants at the scene, who transported her to the hospital and treated her for significant, but non-life threatening injuries.
The woman has since been released from hospital and is in stable condition.
The male driver of the pickup truck was removed from the vehicle by fire/rescue attendants and transported to hospital by EHS.
The driver of the truck was also treated in hospital for non-life threatening injuries. He has since been released from hospital in stable condition.
The man’s dog was not injured and was voluntarily taken into temporary care by a sympathetic bystander on the scene.
Horse Lake Road was closed in both directions for approximately 3 hours while investigators processed evidence.
RCMP say one of the attending police officers detected the odor of liquor coming from the male driver’s breath. and subsequently detained for him impaired driving.
A search of the male also resulted in the recovery of a small amount of hashish.
The male, who had an expired driver’s license, was also arrested for Possession of a Controlled substance.
Charges against the male are pending lab test results.