Emergency crews perform an extraction on the side of South Murphy Street Tuesday morning.

One taken to hospital after vehicle rollover on S. Murphy

'Shortly before 8 a.m. we received a call that a vehicle had gone over a cliff'

A BC Ambulance Service member told the family of the driver and sole occupant of a red Honda Accord that she was being taken to hospital as a precaution and that “she was very lucky” after she had been extracted from her overturned vehicle on the side of South Murphy Street Tuesday morning.

“Shortly before 8 a.m. we received a call that a vehicle had gone over a cliff – that’s what it was reported to us as,” said deputy fire chief Thomas Doherty after the woman had been cut out of the vehicle and transported to Campbell River hospital.

They arrived at the residence on South Murphy Street to find a single passenger trapped in her overturned vehicle, stabilized the car and got to work on the extraction, Doherty said, which went smoothly.

The exact cause of the incident was still under investigation at press time, but Doherty said it appears as though she was backing out of the driveway and came off the approximately 15-foot embankment before the vehicle flipped onto its roof.