A Nelson woman was taken to hospital after a four vehicle collision on Highway 3A at Tarrys on Monday.
RCMP say they responded around 4:40 p.m. and learned a Jeep Compass was stopped northbound on the highway with its left signal light on, trying to turn left onto Tarrys Road. The vehicle behind slowed down, but the driver noticed the vehicle behind him wasn’t slowing down, so he quickly turned his truck into the right shoulder to avoid being struck by the approaching Toyota RAV4.
The RAV4 then rear ended the Jeep Compass, pushing it into oncoming southbound traffic. The jeep was further struck head on by a white southbound van.
A 62-year-old Castlegar woman who was driving the jeep and a 49-year-old Nelson woman driving the RAV4 were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police continue to investigate the collision. Charges under the Motor Vehicle Act are being considered against the Nelson woman.