Two Trail residents are in hospital with serious injuries following an accident between a pick up truck and a motorcycle on Saturday.
Salmo RCMP responded to the crash on Highway 3/6, five kilometres east of Salmo, at approximately 2 p.m.
According to the preliminary police report, a pickup driving northbound on Belmont Road failed to yield the right of way to the motorcycle, which was headed westbound on the highway.
Two occupants on the motorcycle, a 22-year old Trail woman and a 69-year old Trail man, were thrown from the bike on impact and both suffered serious injuries.
The highway was closed for almost three hours during the investigation and to allow the helicopter to land on the highway for immediate medical transport.
The male rider was flown by BC Air Ambulance (helicopter) to Kelowna and later to a hospital in Vancouver; the female rider was driven by ambulance to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.
“No names are being released right now,” Sgt. Darryl Little told the Trail Times on Monday.
“And as far as we know, their conditions remain unchanged. We haven’t yet been updated.”
Several civilians were at the scene to assist with first aid and police would like to thank them for their efforts, said Sgt. Little.
No charges have been laid and the cause of the accident is still under investigation.