A serious crash on Highway 97A has left an 80-year-old in life-threatening condition.
Due to the serious injuries of the trapped driver, BC Air Ambulance was requested, said Cpl. Tania Finn, a Vernon North Okanagan RCMP officer.
“Our front-line officers stopped traffic in both directions to provide a safe spot for the helicopter to land on the highway.”
The crash took place at the intersection of Highway 97A and Rosedale Avenue, near Armstrong, on Monday.
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According to police, an eastbound SUV attempted to make a left-hand turn across the highway and was struck on the driver’s side by a southbound pickup truck.
The injured 80-year-old driver was trapped within the vehicle and had to be extracted by the Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department.
Both occupants of the second vehicle, a couple in their 70s, were transported to hospital by BC Ambulance Service with serious non-life-threatening injuries.