Car flips into street light

Update -- June 20

A captain with the Vernon Fire Department has confirmed that the two occupants of the car were taken to hospital.

Both young men travelling in the Honda Civic are said to be from Vernon.

The 17-year-old driver was able to make his way out of the vehicle on his own, but the 16-year-old passenger was trapped and needed the Jaws of Life to extricate him, says RCMP spokesperson Gordon Molendyk.

Both men are said to have suffered serious injuries, including broken bones and were taken by ambulance to Vernon Hospital.

Officials believe speed was a factor in the crash, which saw the car slam into a hydro pole, but do not suspect alcohol to be a factor.

The crash happened Thursday night around 11:45 p.m.

Original story


A high speed crash sent at least one person to hospital early Friday morning.

The single vehicle accident happened at the corner of 20th Street and 48th Avenue, just after midnight.

A witness says it appears the car flipped on its side after the driver failed to negotiate the turn off of 20th Street onto 48th.

An RCMP officer was on the scene immediately.

A fire truck and two ambulances also attended; both ambulances left with their lights and sirens activated.

We will have more details on the exact number taken to hospital as the information becomes available.

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