- Our Town
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.