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Head-on collision at Grindrod

Four people were spared any major injuries after a head-on collision between a Pontiac Grand Prix and a semi-truck on Monday evening.

The incident took place at 7:55 p.m. when witnesses reported seeing the driver of the Grand Prix miss a sharp turn on Highway 97B near Sure Crop Feeds in Grindrod.

The woman slammed head-on into an oncoming Freightliner truck and both vehicles sustained significant front-end damage.

The 28-year-old woman driver and her two adult male passengers were examined by paramedics, but did not require transport to hospital.

The driver of the truck, a 42-year-old man from Surrey, was also examined by paramedics but was cleared at the scene.

As members of the North Okanagan RCMP detachment investigated, they believed alcohol may have been a factor in the incident.

The woman was given a roadside screening and immediately afterwards she was issued a 90-day roadside prohibition and her vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

 

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