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Vermilion RCMP respond to vehicle rollover, one driver charged

The Vermilion RCMP says a driver has been charged after an accident that resulted in some injuries.

On May 13th, officers responded to a two-vehicle crash in the area of Highway 41 and College Drive. A north-bound van, carrying two women, was hit by a southbound SUV that was making a left turn. The crash caused the van to roll over on its roof.

While two ambulances and Vermilion Fire personnel had to come to the scene, everyone in the vehicles had gotten out by the time they arrived.

The driver of the van was transferred to Vermilion hospital in stable condition, while the passenger did not need medical assistance. The female driver of the SUV and the three children in the car, all under 8, were also taken to Vermilion hospital as a precaution, with one child suffering a minor soft tissue injury.

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The driver of the SUV has been charged under the Traffic Safety Act, but the RCMP has not specified the charge.

Sgt Mike Dunsmore, Detachment Commander of the Vermilion RCMP, says this is a perfect example of seatbelt use protecting people, as it allowed the occupants to walk away with only very minor injuries.

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