GREATER TRAIL ON THE BEAT: Fruitvale accident sends one to hospital

A two-vehicle collision just outside of Fruitvale sent one man to the hospital with lower body injuries Saturday night.

  • Jan. 22, 2014 5:00 a.m.

A two-vehicle collision just outside of Fruitvale sent one man to the hospital with lower body injuries Saturday night. The Greater Trail RCMP detachment was called to the scene on Highway 3B and Old Salmo Road at 5:30 p.m. on Jan 18.

One vehicle was parked on the side of the road while the 65-year old driver from Fruitvale investigated a noise emanating from his car, when the second vehicle came around the corner, lost control and struck the stationary car.

The driver of the parked car was pinned between the two vehicles sustaining serious but non life threatening injuires and transported to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.

The passenger in the parked car and the two people in the second vehicle reported no injuries. Both vehicles were extensively damaged, and a $368 violation ticket for driving without due care and attention was issued to the driver of the moving car, which was heading east to Salmo.

Meanwhile, in the early morning on Saturday police were patrolling an area of Fruitvale for a report of a house party. A police officer observed a male run away from a truck and then the truck drove away. Police conducted a traffic stop of that truck and noted that there was a smell of liquor coming from the vehicle.

As a result of the traffic stop and subsequent investigation the driver was issued a 90 day Immediate Roasdside Prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days. While the driver was upset they accepted a ride home during which the forms and consequences of driving while prohibited were explained.

During the dates of Jan 18-20 police were called to assist the staff at the Daly Pavilion at KBRH.

A patient in the pavilion was displaying threatening behaviour and police were requested to stand by and keep the peace.  Hospital staff were able to conduct their necessary duties and no intervention was required by police.

During a patrol of the Columbia Gardens area on Monday police conducted a vehicle stop on a vehicle found parked in a remote area . A check of the driver lead the police to a seizure of a small amount of illegal drugs.

The driver was deemed to not be impaired by the drugs but the drugs were seized and no criminal charges are pending in this instance.

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