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Two accidents on Monday claim one life

Nelson Daily Editor
By Nelson Daily Editor
November 18th, 2010

Despite being hit by a pickup truck in Nelson Monday and thrown from the crosswalk by the collision, a pedestrian only suffered minor injuries.

Police say a 40-year-old Nelson resident was crossing at a marked crosswalk at the corner of Vernon and Stanley street when a pickup truck struck him.

The pedestrian was thrown across the intersection by the impact.

Although he was taken to hospital, police said it appeared the man sustained only minor injuries.

The driver of the truck was charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian.


One dead and seven injured after car crash Monday

Highway 22 was shut down for close to an hour Monday after a three-vehicle crash south of Castlegar, near Fairview.

An 81-year-old passenger died and seven people ended up in hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a southbound vehicle crossed the centre line and hit head on with an oncoming northbound truck.

A third vehicle wasn’t able to avoid the crash and clipped one of the vehicles, striking a pole.

Sergeant Laurel Matthew from the Castlegar Detachment says 2 people involved remain in hospital.

The crash shut down the highway for about an hour.

Police are investigating and at this point don’t know why the car crossed the centre line, although speed and alcohol are not believed to be factors.

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