Head on collision in Slocan Valley sends two to hospital

Two sent to hospital with non life-threatening injuries after vehicle swerves into oncoming lane.

No charges have been laid in a two-vehicle, head-on collision that happened at approximately 5:15 p.m. on Highway 6 near Cunningham Rd in the Slocan Valley on Thursday, Sept. 12.

Two people were sent to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital with non life-threatening injuries after a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am being driven by a 59-year-old man from Salmo — headed south bound on Hwy 3 — suddenly veered into the on-coming lane.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 62-year-old male from Silverton, attempted to avoid the collision and that 2000 Ford pick-up truck overturned twice before coming to rest in the ditch.

Passersby assisted in removing the driver of the truck before the ambulance arrived.

Alcohol is not suspected in being a factor in this incident. No charges have been laid as yet and the West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit is currently investigating the cause of the accident.