Ambulance crashes near Rossland, golf game ends in grievance

Rossland Telegraph
By Rossland Telegraph
July 5th, 2023

On Friday, June 23, at 5:15 p.m. a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer responded to a single motor vehicle incident in the 4300 block of Hwy 3B, near Rossland, according to Trail RCMP NC/oic Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

“A 30-year-old Grand Forks man drove an ambulance off the right side of the highway. The man was not injured; however, his passenger, 50-year-old Midway woman, received minor injuries,” he said. “The two patients being transported in the ambulance did not receive any injuries. There was minor damage to the ambulance as a result of the incident.”

The RCMP notified BC EHS about the incident,Wicentowich said.

Then on Saturday, July 1, at 8:45 p.m., a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer received a complaint about an incident that occurred on a golf course, in Rossland.

“A 50-year-old Rossland man and his group were playing on the course when a golf ball sailed over them and landed nearby,” Wicentowich said. “In frustration, the man returned wayward golf ball by hitting it back with his club to the group behind him. This incident sparked some upset feelings between the two parties and the man began received angry texts from the group behind him.”

He said the 50-year-old Rossland man contacted an officer who diffused the situation between the groups.

Men and their balls, added Wicentowich.


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