A Lower Mainland woman was taken to Royal Inland Hospital with undetermined injuries after her vehicle hit a slippery part of the Coquihalla Highway on Monday, Jan. 20, and rolled several times.
Staff Sgt. Doug Aird of the RCMP’s Tk’emlups rural detachment said the accident occurred at 10:15 a.m. about three kilometres south of Kamloops as the driver of the silver sedan was travelling northbound toward the city.
Aird said the car left the highway and went into the outside ditch, where it rolled several times, entered the travel portion of the highway and again rolled several more times, finally coming to rest on its side in the fast lane of the highway.
The driver managed to get out of the car on her own and was taken by emergency personnel to hospital.
The highway was down to one lane for almost an hour, while the vehicle suffered enough damage to be deemed a write-off.
“Although roads do appear in great shape throughout the area, with the warmer weather, there are areas that are subject to frosty and icy conditions in early mornings and this should be kept in mind,” Aird said.
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