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Rescue crew gets big thanks after MVA

Barb Obonsawin's husband, Chris was involved in a motor vehicle accident that closed Highway 97A on Friday.

Chris lost control of his vehicle when he hit a patch of black ice, and spun into oncoming traffic. He was hit by a pickup truck traveling south.

Armstrong Spallumcheen volunteer firefighters and paramedics responded to the scene, along with other travelers who stopped to assist.

"The other drivers who stopped to help, the police and firemen who had to cut him out of the vehicle were all amazing," said Barb. "I would like to thank them for their rescue efforts and how supportive they were at the scene."

Barb was working in Armstrong at the time and arrived at the scene just as responders were lifting her husband out of the demolished vehicle. He was checked out at Vernon Jubilee Hospital before being taken home several hours later.

"Chris is okay. Pretty banged up and sore, but he will heal. He is very lucky to be alive after an accident like that."

The driver of the pickup truck was okay and did not seek medical attention.

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