Single-Vehicle Accident Sends Elderly Couple to UHNBC
Prince George, B.C. – Police are waiting to hear from health officials to determine whether a medical issue might have been the cause of a single-vehicle accident at Massey and Nicholson around 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon.
An elderly couple was transported to University Hospital of Northern BC to be checked out after their pick-up truck wound up atop one of the large boulders bordering the boulevard outside the parking lot of the China Taste Restaurant.
RCMP Sergeant Todd Cruch says “it looks like the guy tried to avoid a collision and ended up here, so we’re not sure if it’s medical or what. There is a husband and a wife and the male was driving. They indicate that they went to come across here and tried to avoid a collision, but how do you end up way over here trying to avoid a collision? Some of it doesn’t make sense. He’s pretty old so it might be a medical issue there, we’re not sure.”
Sgt Cruch says the truck came onto Massey from the parking lot kitty corner to the restaurant “and comes across the grass meridian in the centre. There’s no criminality here, it’s a single vehicle, nobody else collided.” He also says there is no suspicion of alcohol involvement in the incident.
The driver of an older model Thunderbird, the vehicle the truck driver says he was trying to avoid, remained on scene and spoke with officers. They indicate he told them that he was driving on Massey, headed toward Ospika, when the pick-up came out of the parking lot and narrowly missed hitting him. The truck then crossed the median and came to a halt atop the boulder.