Two vehicle collision sends three Castlegar seniors to hospital

Police, fire and ambulance crews called out to accident on Hwy 3A

A two vehicle collision on Highway 3A, north of the entrance to Castlegar, sent three Castlegar residents to hospital on Wednesday, May 1.

A press release from the Castlegar RCMP stated the incident occurred at 11 a.m. when an 85-year-old driver in the merge lane realized he was going the wrong direction from where he wanted to be going and did a u-turn in front of the vehicle traveling in the main lane.

The vehicle in the main lane was unable to avoid the u-turning vehicle, striking it and causing it to roll on its side.

The second car was occupied by an 80-year-old driver and his 75-year-old passenger.

The RCMP release noted injuries did not appear to be life threatening at the time of transport.

Police are still investigating and charges are pending against the 85-year-old driver.