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Two people sustain minor injuries in collision on Highway 1 in Salmon Arm

In separate incident, vehicle clocked doing 144 km/hr in 90 km/hr zone
Two people sustained minor injuries when the pickup truck they were in was hit by a semi on Highway 1 Wednesday night, July 12, 2023. (Cheryl Koleba Breitkreuz/Facebook photo)

Two people received minor injuries after a semi collided with a pickup truck on Highway 1 in Salmon Arm.

The collision occurred around 7:55 p.m. at the Trans-Canada Highway and 30th Street intersection on Wednesday, July 12. Staff Sgt. Scott West said the driver of a pickup truck was attempting to turn left off the highway to go north on 30th Street NE. In the process, a westbound semi on the highway collided with the pickup.

West said police are speaking to witnesses and looking to obtain dash cam footage from the semi involved in the collision.

A light standard was damaged in the incident and Salmon Arm Fire Department firefighters were called to the scene to help contain a spill of fluids from the damaged vehicles.

“The two occupants of the pickup were shaken up and suffered minor injuries and the driver of the semi truck was uninjured,” said West.


At 11:20 p.m. on July 12, Salmon Arm RCMP clocked a vehicle doing 144 km/hr in a 90 km/hr zone on Highway 1 in Tappen. West said the suspect vehicle was stopped by a patrolling officer and the driver was ticketed for excessive speed, while their vehicle was impounded under the provincial legislation.

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Lachlan Labere

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