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Semi, Pick-up Collision Sends One Person to Hospital

Friday, August 26, 2016 @ 5:23 PM
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Prince George, B.C. – One person was rushed to hospital with serious injuries following a two-vehicle collision on Highway 97 north near McLeod Lake Friday afternoon.

North District RCMP say the impact involving a pick-up truck and a semi-trailer unit occurred at 2:12 pm, 4 kilometres south of McLeod Lake.  The two drivers were the only people in the vehicles.  The driver of the pick-up suffered serious injuries which were not believed to be life-threatening at the time of leaving the accident scene by ambulance.

Highway 97 was initially closed to all traffic and then to single-lane, alternating status before being fully re-opened late Friday afternoon.


Why no Air ambulance dispatched to this crash?

    There is no air ambulance up north. Only the highly populated vote centers get air ambulance.

    A helicopter was used to transport two highly trained Advanced Life Support Paramedics to the scene. The patient was then transported by road to the hospital. Hard to believe but this is the best option of transport for patients involved in accidents occurring less than 150km away from UHNBC.

As a former regular blood donor, I sometimes question the decision to close the donation clinic here in PG!

So many accidents recently!

My hope is that people realize that they have loved ones who care about them and who want them to come home! Slow down, wear your seatbelt, leave your cellphone alone and drive safely so that you and others sharing the road with you are able to go home to your loved ones!

    Agreed. I wonder whether there aren’t ways to increase the efficiency of blood donation and/or attract more donors. I have a friend with a chronic disease who requires frequent transfusions. Not having a local clinic that her friends can go to adds to the burden.

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