Police said the occupants of this black SUV suffered minor injuries after their vehicle crashed into the back of another vehicle in front of the Flamingo Motel on Columbia Avenue on Tuesday morning.

Police said the occupants of this black SUV suffered minor injuries after their vehicle crashed into the back of another vehicle in front of the Flamingo Motel on Columbia Avenue on Tuesday morning.

‘Simple rear-ender’ snarls traffic on Castlegar’s main road

Traffic was snarled for nearly half an hour on Columbia Avenue Tuesday morning while emergency crews tended to a car crash.

Traffic was snarled for nearly half an hour on Columbia Avenue Tuesday morning while emergency crews tended to a car crash.

Const. Tyler Mills of the Castlegar RCMP said a vehicle stopped in the line of traffic outside the Flamingo Motel was rear-ended by a black SUV.

“It was a simple rear-ender,” he said, citing driver inattention as the cause.

The passengers of the SUV were sent to hospital as a precautionary measure, but Mills said the injuries didn’t appear serious.