A transport truck rolled over disrupting traffic near the Bernie Road/Trans-Canada Highway intersection west of Sicamous on May 25. (Google image)

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Evening May 25 collision temporarily halted highway traffic near Bernie Road intersection

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The two occupants of the semi truck which rolled over on the Trans-Canada Highway on May 25 were taken to hospital for non-life-threatening injuries according to Salmon Arm RCMP.

Police were called to the scene of the crash, near Bernie Road west of Sicamous, at 7:45 p.m. The police investigation determined that the westbound semi failed to negotiate a corner and crossed the eastbound lanes before hitting the ditch and rolling onto its side.

The driver was trapped in the cab of the truck and had to be freed by a highway rescue unit; the driver suffered facial and shoulder injuries. The passenger, who was asleep in the sleeper of the vehicle at the time of the crash, suffered minor facial injuries.

Both occupants of the vehicle were transported to Shuswap Lake General Hospital to have their injuries cared for.

Original Story:

A semi-truck rollover disrupted traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway between Sicamous and Salmon Arm on the evening of May 25 and might do so again today as crews recover the truck.

Drive BC reports the crash involving the semi truck took place on the Trans-Canada Highway near its intersection with Bernie Road, approximately eight kilometres west of Sicamous.

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Reports on social media suggest the rollover took place shortly before 8 p.m. on May 25.

At 10 p.m. Drive BC reported the road was still closed and a detour using Highways 97A and 97B was recommended. Shortly before 11:30 p.m. Drive BC reported the highway was open again.

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According to Drive BC, crews will be attempting recovery of the damaged semi truck sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. today so motorists should remain vigilant when driving through the Bernie Road area.


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