Clearwater RCMP report that on Wednesday, July 15 at 2:08 p.m., they were advised of a two-vehicle motor vehicle incident on Highway 5 at Old North Thompson Highway near Lacaraya golf course involving a semi and a pickup truck.
BC Ambulance was already on scene upon arrival of the RCMP. The driver of the pickup was in serious condition and the air ambulance was already contacted and was en route to the scene.
Initial investigation reveals that the semi was southbound on Highway 5 and the driver of the pickup was westbound approaching from the golf course side of the highway.
According to the driver of the semi, the pickup failed to stop for the stop sign and drove onto the highway in front of the semi.
As a result of the impact, both vehicles went off road right into a field. The semi went across a field crashing through a fence onto private property. The driver of the semi was shaken up but otherwise uninjured.
The pickup’s driver sustained serious injuries and was transported to Kamloops by the air ambulance. At this time the status of his condition is unknown. The driver of the pickup is a 73-year-old male from Clearwater.