Man pulls himself from wreckage of McLaren after rollover crash

Supercar crashes on Coq

RCMP are asking for additional witnesses to come forward following a rollover collision on the Coquihalla near Merritt on Wednesday.

Police say the driver of a high performance green 2015 McLaren 650S, worth more than $200,000, was travelling northbound near the summit of Larson Hill when he suddenly lost control.

After making contact with the rear of a commercial transport vehicle, he spun out and rolled multiple times before coming to a stop.

The driver, a Central Okanagan man in his 40s, managed to pull himself out of the wreckage and was transported by another passing motorist to hospital for medical assessment and treatment of non-life threatening injuries. 

Police understand that the driver experienced hydroplaning conditions prior to the crash, which occurred shortly before 4 p.m. 

RCMP Southeast District spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey confirmed there is an ongoing investigation into the crash, and is asking witnesses to come forward now. 

"RCMP would like to speak with anyone who witnessed the crash, or may have stopped at the scene and had an interaction with the driver. Efforts remain underway to identify the commercial vehicle involved in the crash, as investigators ask that driver to come forward with their information.”

If you have any information, please call Merritt RCMP at 250-378-4262. 

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