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Woman critically injured on Highway 16 East.

A vehicle collision Wednesday afternoon on Highway 16 East between a commercial transport unit and motor home resulted in critical injuries for a 62-year-old woman passenger in the recreational vehicle.

A vehicle collision Wednesday afternoon on Highway 16 East between a commercial transport unit and motor home resulted in critical injuries for a 62-year-old woman passenger in the recreational vehicle.

During the accident in the Mount Robson Park east of Valemount the woman, trapped in the motor home, was extricated by Search and Rescue and medivaced to UHNBC in Prince George where she was treated in critical condition. She was transported to Vancouver General Hospital Thursday morning where she remains in serious condition, Sgt. Pat McTiernan of the North District RCMP said in a news release.

Both the driver of the commercial vehicle and motor home were taken to the Jasper hospital for treatment of injuries.

The investigation indicates two motor homes, driven by an Australian family on vacation, were travelling together. Both were entering the highway one behind the other, and the second one followed the first, despite the approaching commercial transport

The transport unit driver attempted to stop, but impacted the motor home which was pushed across the highway and into a ditch.

The accident, which restricted highway traffic for about 10 hours, is under investigation to establish whether or not there is evidence for criminal charges. Valemount RCMP are asking anyone who witnessed the crash or has information about either of the vehicles prior to the collision to call 1-250-566-4466.

btrick@pgcitizen.ca