Emergency personnel work to extricate occupants of a vehicle involved in a two-car collision July 22 at the intersection of Highway 22 and Minto Road.

Emergency personnel work to extricate occupants of a vehicle involved in a two-car collision July 22 at the intersection of Highway 22 and Minto Road.

Three injured in two-car MVA

Treatment supplied for non life threatening injuries

  • Jul. 23, 2011 2:00 p.m.

Castlegar RCMP, BC Ambulance and Castlegar Fire Department responded to a two vehicle motor vehicle collision last Friday at 1:26 p.m. The collision occurred at the intersection of Highway 22 and Minto Road.Police reported a 32-year-old female Castlegar resident and her eight-month-old child were travelling southbound on Highwy 22 when she observed a vehicle stopped at the stop sign on Minto Road. The vehicle proceeded to turn left onto the highway. Having little time to react the female driver struck the other vehicle head on colliding with the driver’s side door. The force of the collision sent both vehicles into spins across the highway and almost down the embankment on the east shoulder portion of the road. The female suffered non life threatening injuries and her infant was unharmed, most likely due to the use of a child restraint. Both were transported to hospital for a thorough medical examination.Castlegar Fire Services had to use the “jaws of life” to cut off the driver’s side door in order to extract the 19-year-old Castlegar male driver. The driver and his 59-year-old passenger, also a Castlegar resident, were transported by ambulance for immediate medical attention. As of late that night they had remained hospitalized with non life threatening injuries .Police reported that alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the collision and their investigation was continuing.