River ice holds truck near Keremeos

River ice holds truck near Keremeos

A woman lost control of her vehicle and slid down an embankment onto the ice on the Ashnola Road

  • Jan. 3, 2018 2:30 p.m.

A woman received a late Christmas present on December 28 when the ice on the river didn’t break under the weight of her pickup truck.

Cpl. Brian Evans said at 10:54 a.m. Dec. 28 a woman driver lost control of her 2004 Dodge Ram while driving on Ashnola Road.

The truck went down an embankment coming to a rest on the icy river.

“There were minor injuries. The female driver was taken to hospital. But the ice was thick enough it held,” Evans said.

It took awhile but a tow truck driver was able to get the truck up and off the ice without it breaking.

“I was impressed. He did a good job. It could been something entirely different if the truck had gone through the ice with her in the vehicle or after.”