Trail RCMP respond to single-vehicle rollover

Trail Champion
By Trail Champion
May 29th, 2024

On Friday, May 24,  at 3:35 a.m. a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer received a report about a single motor vehicle rollover incident near the intersection of Carnation Drive and Hwy 3B, in Trail, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue was at the scene when the officer arrived. The officer noted that the crashed vehicle had drifted across three lanes and ended up in the ditch on the side of the highway. The officer learnt that both occupants of the vehicle were transported to the hospital after the incident for a medical examination.

The officer attended the hospital and spoke to the 21-year-old man driving the vehicle. He reported that he both fell asleep at the wheel and swerved avoiding a deer which caused the incident. The man was not injured. His passenger, a 16-year-old Trail woman, was treated for minor injuries and released.

The officer believed speed was a factor in the cause of the incident.

Summertime traffic is here and its time to use extra caution in our roadways. Please obey all traffic and speed signs, and choose to drive defensively. The safer you choose to drive, the less chance you will be in a collision, says  Wicentowich.

For more information on road safety, visit ICBC: Road safety (icbc.com)

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