By Steve Hubrecht
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A roadside crash in Kootenay National Park last week, fortunately, ended with nobody hurt.

The Columbia Valley RCMP reported that on Wednesday, April 21, at about 5:15 p.m., emergency personnel responded to report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 93 in the park, near the Kootenay Valley lookout partway between Olive Lake and Settlers Road.

“Witnesses reported the driver of a Dodge pickup attempted to pass a vehicle forcing an oncoming motorhome off the road and down an embankment. None of the occupants reported any injuries,” read the report.

Columbia Valley resident Shannon Bohdan was at scene not long after the accident and snapped the photos shown here. She explained that the motorhome had gone over the edge of the lookout dropping away down to the Kootenay River, but it appeared to be in good shape when it was hauled back onto the road by a tow truck.

“They took out that barricade (at the lookout). They must have got caught on some trees. The windshield was not even smashed, even though they went right over,” said Bohdan.

“The motorhome was in way better shape than I thought it would be,” she added.

RCMP reported that the driver of the pickup was issued a violation ticket for driving without due care or attention, for passing on a solid line and for passing into oncoming traffic.