Photo: Professional Ironman athlete Janelle Morrison was seriously injured after a crash on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Revelstoke, B.C./Jordan Bryden

 

A former Fort St. John resident has suffered serious injuries after a two vehicle collision near Revelstoke on Sunday afternoon.

The RCMP say the collision happened on the Trans-Canada highway just after 1 p.m. PST when a westbound Dodge Caravan crossed the centreline and hit an eastbound Toyota Matrix.

Janelle Morrison, a former Fort St. John resident, was the driver of the Matrix and was airlifted to a hospital in Kamloops.

It has been reported that the 33 year-old professional Ironman triathlete is currently in stable condition after undergoing several surgeries.

Jordan Bryden is a friend of Morrison’s and a fellow triathlete. Bryden says Morrison – who is now a resident of Penticton – suffered injuries to several parts of her body, including a punctured lung, multiple fractures to her pelvis, a ruptured diaphragm, and broken femur, tibia, and arm.

Energeticcity.ca last spoke with Morrison in August when she was preparing to compete at the Ironman Canada Triathlon at the end of that month.

Bryden says Morrison has no source of additional income since she quit teaching to be a professional Ironman triathlete.

A one month-old baby who was in the Caravan was also hurt in the crash. The baby was flown to the B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver.

The 25 year-old male driver of the van has been charged with failing to keep right.

Anyone interested in donating money to help Morrison with her recovery can go to www.tricommitment.com and click on the ‘Donate’ button on the site’s homepage.