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Driver rushed to hospital following two-vehicle crash in Westbank First Nation: ‘It was bad’

Officials said the driver and sole occupant of the van was rushed to hospital. The truck driver appeared to be fine. Jeff Martin / Global News

Emergency crews rushed to Elk Road near Highway 97 in Westbank First Nation just after 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

Crash witness Rosanne Knorr said she was driving around the corner when she saw a van in front of her.

“This truck pulled out, made a wrong left-hand turn and smoked that van hard,” she said.

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“It hit hard, like it went right over on its side right away and flew through the air and then rolled a couple times. It looked like a kite, honestly, instead of a big car,” she said.

“It was bad. It was bad.”

Officials said the driver and sole occupant of the van was rushed to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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The truck driver appeared to be fine.

The roof of the van was crushed in, but the truck appeared to only suffer minor damage.

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RCMP blocked traffic on Elk Road in both directions as they investigated the scene.

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