A BC Ambulance helicopter was seen landing near the Splatsin Community Centre near Enderby Sunday morning, May 24, to help assist with a motor-vehicle incident on Highway 97A. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Two sent to hospital following Okanagan highway accident

Drivers in head-on collision air-lifted to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries

UPDATED 10:30 A.M. SUNDAY, MAY 24:

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP continue to investigate the cause of a two-vehicle collision which occurred Sunday morning, May 24, in Enderby.

Police received word of a head-on collision involving two vehicles in the 100 block of George Street at around 7 a.m.

“Given the seriousness of the collision, the RCMP integrated collision analyst and reconstructionist services have been called out to assist with the investigation,” said Cpl. Tania Finn, media relations officer with the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP.

The drivers of both vehicles have been taken to hospital by BC Ambulance Service with serious non-life threatening injuries. Neither vehicle had any passengers.

The RCMP remain on scene and continue to investigate the cause of the incident. At present, northbound traffic is being re-routed at Fortune Road and southbound traffic at Knight Avenue.

ORIGINAL STORY

A motor vehicle accident Sunday morning, May 24, has snarled traffic on Highway 97A in Enderby.

Little is known at this time other than DriveBC saying reports of a vehicle incident blocking the highway south of Enderby at 8 a.m. The accident is believed to be between King Avenue and First Avenue.

An air ambulance helicopter was called to the scene.

Traffic is being detoured around the accident site at Granville Avenue heading south, and at Back Enderby Road northbound. Delays are expected.



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