Ambulance crashes near Rossland after driver falls asleep

Two patients were on board


Trail RCMP responded to a single motor vehicle incident on Highway 3B, near Rossland at around 5 p.m. on Friday, June 23.

According to an RCMP release, a 30-year-old Grand Forks man fell asleep at the wheel of a Grand Forks ambulance and drove off the right side of the highway.

The man was not injured, but his passenger, a 50-year-old Midway woman, reportedly received minor injuries.

The police said that two patients in the ambulance did not receive any injuries.

There was minor damage to the ambulance as a result of the incident.

The RCMP notified BC EHS about the incident, says Trail detachment commander Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

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