Grand Chief involved in car crash

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, leader of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, was involved in a serious accident over the weekend and is now at Penticton Regional Hospital.

He was travelling eastbound on Highway 3, about 24 kilometres outside of Hope, when his vehicle hit some black ice on Friday. The Chevy Tahoe he was driving left the highway and crashed into a rock face, flipping onto its roof.

Other motorists stopped and offered first aid until first responders arrived.

He was initially taken to the Fraser Canyon Hospital in Hope, before being transferred to Penticton with non life-threatening injuries.



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