Accident on Hwy 1 at the Sailor Bar Tunnel 15 km north of Yale

Hope Search and Rescue had to use their jaws of life to extricate a passenger, after a serious single vehicle MVA occurred on Hwy 1

  • Feb. 10, 2016 7:00 a.m.

Hope Search and Rescue used their jaws of life and winch line to help free a passenger who was trapped

A serious single vehicle MVA occured on Hwy 1 at the Sailor Bar Tunnel 15 km north of Yale on Sunday, Feb. 7. The southbound vehicle with two occupants went off the road right, smashing into a large boulder/rock face. The driver was transported to Fraser Canyon Hospital in Hope with undetermined injuries.

The passenger was trapped in the vehicle for over two hours. Hope Volunteer Search and Rescue used their jaws of life and winch line to to help free the passenger who was then transported with severe injuries via ambulance to RCH.

The RCMP ICARS team conducted an investigation. It appears the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel as there were no skid marks on the roadway.

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