Weather conditions prompt collisions

The Salmon Arm RCMP have been kept busy responding to numerous motor vehicle incidents due to the snow and road conditions.

The Salmon Arm RCMP have been kept busy over the last several days responding to numerous motor vehicle incidents due to the snow and road conditions.

On Dec. 14, at approximately 7:58 a.m., Salmon Arm RCMP responded to a single vehicle accident on 50th Street SE and Shaw Road where the driver of a Ford truck lost control of his vehicle and struck a fire hydrant.

At 8:17 a.m., police attended a single-vehicle accident at Auto Road and Highway 97B. The male driver of the truck lost control and crashed into a power pole at that location. The male driver was not injured. Shortly after that, police responded to another single-vehicle accident in the 3000 block of Eagle Bay Road, where a driver lost control of her vehicle and slid into a ditch. The female driver and her child were transported to hospital for minor injuries.

At 3:15 p.m., Salmon Arm RCMP responded to a multiple vehicle accident near Hilltop Road at Highway 1. Police found six vehicles involved in the pileup caused by black ice on the road. Two drivers were sent to hospital in Kamloops for observation.

On Dec. 16 at approximately 10:24 p.m., police responded to a single-vehicle accident at Highway 1 and Salmon River Road involving a semi truck and trailer. The driver of the semi, who was uninjured, lost control of the truck due to road conditions and speed.

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