Two people were transported to the regional hospital in Trail on Tuesday following a two-car crash near Genelle shortly after noon.
Captain Grant Tyson, from Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue, says emergency responders arrived on scene — described as Highway 22 and 12th Avenue north — within six minutes.
One occupant was extricated using the Jaws of Life before the two patients were taken to hospital via ambulance.
The collision is under investigation by the RCMP.
The scene was deemed under control by 12:45 p.m.