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Accident victim remains in hospital

A 69-year old Trail man remains in hospital following a serious crash between a motorcycle and pick-up truck on the afternoon of June 1.

A 69-year old Trail man remains in a Vancouver hospital following a serious crash between a motorcycle and pick-up truck on the afternoon of June 1.

The male operator of the motorcycle is recovering from what are considered severe but non-life threatening injuries to his jaw, pelvis, wrist, arm and ribs, said Sgt Darryl Little, from the Kootenay Boundary RCMP detachment.

The man and his 22 year-old female passenger, both sustained serious injuries after being thrown from the bike on impact.

The woman, a Trail resident, has been released from Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital and is expected to make a full recovery from significant injuries to her back and pelvis, said Little.

The names of the individuals involved are not being released by the RCMP at the request of family. No charges have yet been laid and police continue to investigate the cause of the accident, which occurred on Highway 3/6, five km east of Salmo.


Nelson RCMP issued a public warning to residents in the West Kootenay on Tuesday, as a reminder not to act on any request or to share any personal information with person or business over the phone.

The warning comes after two elderly residents were victimized in recent telephone fraud scam. Over the past two weeks, at least two elderly local residents have been victimized by a scam starts with telephone call from a person claiming to be a distant relative who is in jail and in urgent need of money.

The caller  says that money (usually $2000)  needs to be “wired” within the hour to a lawyer to get out of jail, said Stefani.

A second person, claiming to be the distant relative’s “lawyer,” joins the conversation to provide instructions to send the money via electronic money transfer, and leaves a number to call when the transaction is complete.

Additionally, the scam “lawyer” is insistent that the victim not to tell anyone (especially police) that money was sent.

To report a fraud, contact your local police and call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.

For further information about the latest common fraud scam types, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website at

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