TCH collision sends a baby and a woman to hospital

A 33-year-old woman was airlifted to Kamloops and a one-month-old baby flown to BC Children’s Hospital after they were involved in a two- vehicle collision west of Revelstoke on Sunday afternoon.

A statement from the local RCMP detachment said police were notified of the crash, which happened 30 km west of Revelstoke on the Trans-Canada Highway near 19 Mile, just after 1 pm.  Once on scene, officers learned that the driver of a west-bound Dodge Caravan lost control of the vehicle, crossed the centerline and collided with an east-bound Toyota Matrix.  The driver of the Matrix, a Penticton resident, was air lifted to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops due to her injuries.

The Caravan was carrying six people including the baby.  All of them received minor injuries, except for the baby who has been taken to Children’s Hospital for treatment.  The 25-year-old Surrey male who was driving the Caravan has been charged with failing to keep right.  Damage to both vehicles is estimated to be $25,000.

“This most recent collision is a reminder that we are now experiencing winter driving conditions,” the statement said. “While the roads can be slippery it is normally driver error that results in the crash.  It is the driver’s responsibility to drive to the condition of the road.”