Two teenagers walked away from a serious crash on Kalamalka Road in Coldstream this morning.
RCMP say a Nissan Maxima hit a power pole near the District Office around 4:14 am with the impact sheering the vehicle in two.
The 17 year old male driver and a 16 year old male passenger were found near the crash scene, both suffering minor injuries, and were taken to hospital for an assessment.
“On attendance emergency responders located a BC registered Nissan Maxima sedan with the front third of the vehicle ripped off and left sitting in the travel portion of the roadway, beside a sheered-off utility pole nearby. The passenger compartment and remainder of the car was found resting off the roadway in a park on the North side of the road,” says Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.
Police say excessive speed was a factor, and charges are being considered.
6 am story:
Kalamalka Road in Coldstream near the old firehall is closed to traffic in both directions due to an accident earlier this morning.
About 4:30 am, a car went out of control and slammed into a power pole then a tree before
ending up in Cenotaph Park.
Coldstream Fire Chief Dave Sturgeon says the force of the impact sheared off the front of the vehicle.
Two occupants inside were very lucky and walked away with minor injuries.
The road is expected to reopen with single lane alternating traffic for several hours while the power pole is replaced.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation, but excessive speed is suspected of playing a role.
Photo courtesy of Coldstream Fire Dept.