Man taken to hospital after serious accident

Witness found car wrapped around tree early Thursday

  • Sep. 19, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Cst Katie Forgeron

Cranbrook RCMP responded to a single Motor Vehicle accident in the early morning hours of Thursday, Sept. 18, north of Cranbrook on Highway 95A near Garry Road.

A witness heard the crash and went looking for the vehicle. After several passes she finally managed to find the vehicle wrapped around a tree.

The lone male occupant somehow managed to get out of the wreckage prior to police attendance.

The man was taken to East Kootenay Regional Hospital and is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

RCMP are still investigating but believe that speed and alcohol were both factors in the crash.