Updated info from RCMP
The crash on the bridge a was single male driver in his 80s. Contributing factors appear to be a pre-existing medical condition and the setting sun. The driver was transported to South Okanagan General Hospital as a precaution given the complete over turn of the vehicle.
Speed, alcohol, and distracted driving were all ruled OUT and are not factors. He was released from hospital after being checked out and cleared. The air ambulance at the hospital was not related to the MVA.
Damage to city property consisted of the single obstruction sign from the bridge entrance.
Oliver RCMP would like to thank the number of bystanders who immediately assisted prior to the arrival of emergency personnel. I’d also like to thank everyone for their patience with the bridge closure during the early evening crunch time. Officers cleared the scene prior to 18:00 and traffic returned to normal.
Bridge closed for more than an hour and traffic diverted.
4:45 pm small vehicle flips after hitting bridge abutment – intense light from sun going down – a factor.
Male driver (sole occupant) extricated from wreck by Oliver Firefighters and taken to hospital. Extent of injuries not known. Vehicle was proceeding west bound on Fairview at Oliver’s main bridge. RCMP investigating.