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Erratic driver loses control

The outcome could have been a lot worse for a man, 50, who crashed a vehicle in Coldstream on Thursday.

Just after 11 a.m. Vernon North Okanagan RCMP arrived on scene to a single vehicle collision in the 9000 block of Highway 6.

Witnesses said the driver of a grey Pontiac Sunfire was allegedly driving at high rates of speed, weaving in and out of oncoming traffic when the vehicle lost control causing it to flip numerous times, coming to a rest on its roof.

The driver and only occupant was extracted from the vehicle by the Coldstream Fire Department and transported to the nearest hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

"The driver of this vehicle and other motorists on the road at the time are very fortunate no one was seriously injured during this incident," said Const. Kelly Brett. "Reckless driving such as this, with little to no regard to other pedestrians or motorists is what causes fatalities on our roadways".

Once on scene, officers identified the driver who is currently on a driving suspension out of Ontario and does not hold a valid British Columbia driver’s license.

The man is known to police and is facing charges under the Motor Vehicle act for; driving without due care and attention, speed relative to conditions, and no driver’s license.



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