Hart Accident Sends One Person To Hospital
Prince George, B.C. – One person has been taken to hospital following a motor vehicle accident with what can only be described as a fortunate aspect to it on the Hart Highway Sunday afternoon.
A man, age unknown, was driving north on Highway 97 in his pick-up when, according to police, he experienced some sort of medical episode. Viewing the tire tracks in the gravel on the shoulder of the road and by walking off the distance from the point the truck left the highway to the point it came to a halt, the vehicle travelled well in excess of 400 feet, first on the shoulder and then gradually making its way down the embankment before finally stopping in the ditch.
An ambulance was seen leaving the accident site, 7/10ths of a kilometre south of Wright Creek Road, and an RCMP officer indicated the driver, the lone occupant of the truck, was being taken to hospital for treatment related to his medical episode. He says the man was not physically injured in the accident.
The “fortunate” aspect to the incident, as related by police, was that the truck went directly between the two power poles in the picture above, and that was after taking out some barb wire fencing running parallel to the ditch. There is damage to the driver’s side of the truck.
The condition of the driver is not known.