Pemberton driver, passenger injured in highway crash

27-year-old Pemberton woman seriously injured in single-vehicle rollover.

A 27-year-old Pemberton woman was seriously injured this week in a single-vehicle rollover motor vehicle accident on Highway 99 between Whistler and Pemberton.

A passenger in the vehicle, a 33-year-old woman from Pemberton, also suffered minor injuries in the crash, which occurred on Sunday (Aug. 23) just before 9 a.m. near the Green River crossing of the CN Rail tracks, RCMP Staff Sgt. Steve LeClair said in a statement.

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B.C. Ambulance Service and Whistler Fire Rescue Service workers attended the scene, LeClair said. Both victims were transported to Whistler Health Care Centre for treatment, and the driver was then airlifted to Vancouver General Hospital, he said.

Whistler-Pemberton RCMP and RCMP Traffic Services are investigating the cause of the crash, LeClair said.

A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries and two others involved in a collision between a motorcycle and pickup truck on Friday (Aug. 21) suffered minor injuries in an incident at what's known as Suicide Hill, eight kilometres south of Pemberton.

Traffic was backed up for more than an hour in both directions as the injuries were treated and the accident scene was cleared, RCMP Sgt. Steve Wright said.

The motorcycle driver, a 52-year-old male from Ontario, suffered a serious leg injury in the incident and was airlifted to Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) for treatment, Wright said. His 51-year-old female passenger was less seriously injured, as was the driver of the pickup truck, he said.

Also on Friday, the driver of a car that was involved in a collision with a camper on Duffey Lake Road near the Joffre Lakes turnoff suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to VGH.

The incident occurred at around 5:55 p.m., Wright said. The female driver's passenger, her 14-year-old son, and the occupants of the camper also suffered minor injuries. Neither drugs nor alcohol was a factor in the incident, Wright said.

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