The trailer portion of a transport truck lay on its side in the eastbound lane of the Trans-Canada Highway near the Bruhn Bridge at Sicamous.-Image credit: Lachlan Labere

UPDATE: Police provide report on person airlifted

A two-vehicle collision near Chase, along with a single-vehicle accident near Sicamous, blocked TCH.

The person airlifted from a collision at the Squilax-Anglemont turnoff from Highway 1 Friday afternoon sustained non-life threatening injuries, report police.

The crash 10 kilometres east of Chase was one of two in the Shuswap that blocked the Trans-Canada Highway but were cleared Friday afternoon.

About 2:30 pm, a Chevrolet Malibu attempted to turn from Squilax-Anglemont Road to the westbound lane of the Trans-Canada Highway and drove into the path of an eastbound motorhome, report Chase RCMP. The motorhome struck the car, trapping its driver inside.

Kamloops Fire and Rescue responded to extricate the driver who was transported to hospital via air ambulance.

The driver sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Two passengers in the car were transported by ground ambulance for treatment of minor injuries.

Two occupants of the motorhome were shaken but uninjured in the collision, police report.

Traffic at the intersection was stopped shortly after 2:30 pm and reopened by about 4:30 pm.

Regarding the other closure, a portion of Highway 1 two kilometres west of Sicamous was closed Friday morning after the driver of a tractor trailer unit swerved to miss an oncoming vehicle and collided with an abutment.

The collision occurred on the hill west of Sicamous’ Bruhn Bridge.

Police say the driver of an eastbound tractor-trailer unit carrying glass shower doors swerved to avoid an oncoming pickup truck with its high beams on. The driver of the semi reported the pickup truck had crossed the centre line.

The trailer landed on its side, blocking the eastbound lane. Two-way traffic was diverted to the two westbound lanes to allow for cleanup.

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