Police were called to a single-vehicle accident east of Sicamous on Aug. 1. -File photo

Driver fined following vehicle rollover

  • Aug. 2, 2017 4:30 p.m.

A 75-year-old woman was unharmed after rolling her vehicle along Highway 1 on Aug. 1.

Sgt. Murray McNeil said police received a report at 3:30 p.m. of a single-vehicle collision eight kilometres east of Sicamous. Sicamous RCMP, the Eagle Valley Rescue Society and the Sicamous Fire Department responded.

At the accident scene, a westbound Toyota was found to have left the highway and entered the westbound ditch, rolling on several large boulders before coming to rest on its roof near the train tracks. McNeil said the vehicle was destroyed in the collision.

“The 75-year-old female driver was treated at the scene by ambulance (paramedics),” said McNeil.

“She was extremely fortunate to have exited the vehicle with no complaints of injury.”

The woman was ticketed for driving with undue care and attention after police determined she had fallen asleep at the wheel.

The highway remained open to alternating traffic for an hour while the vehicle was removed.

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