A Christina Lake woman was taken to Boundary Hospital with “serious, but non-life-threatening injuries” after her car hit a semi-trailer on a Christina Lake section of Hwy 3. at around 4 p.m. Thursday, March 11, according to first responders.
“She was lucky. The injuries could have been a lot worse for her,” Christina Lake fire chief Joe Geary said.
Grand Forks RCMP’s Sgt. Darryl Peppler said the woman suffered a collapsed lung and a possible head injury after her black Ford Titanium crossed the centre line heading westbound, near the intersection of Johnson Road, apparently “sideswiping” the semi coming from the other direction.
The driver of the semi, a Vancouver man in his mid-50s, was unhurt, but badly shaken after his rig came to a stop in front of Wildways Adventure Sports. The semi blew out its front passenger tire, but did not rupture its fuel tanks.
No one else was hurt in the crash, Peppler added.
Mounties don’t believe alcohol or drugs were involved, but Peppler said investigators are considering possible charges against the car driver under the Motor Vehicle Act.