Winter Conditions Equal Numerous Crashes
Prince George, B.C.- It has been a very busy weekend for the RCMP when it comes to responding to vehicle crashes in the Prince George area.
Between 4:30 PM on Friday November 25th, 2016 to 8:00 this morning, Prince George RCMP received 26 reports of motor vehicle collisions in the Prince George area.
Although mostly small collisions with no injuries, there are a few files of significance:
- On November 25th at approximately 4:30 PM, police attended the scene of a 3 vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 97 and 10th Avenue in Prince George. The adult male driver of a GMC Envoy collided with two vehicles in the intersection. No injuries were reported. The GMC driver was found to be impaired by alcohol and issued a 90 driving prohibition and a 30 day vehicle impound;
- On November 25th at approximately 5:00 PM, the adult female driver of a northbound Pontiac Sunfire struck an adult male pedestrian on Upland Street in Prince George. The pedestrian was transported to hospital with a possible broken jaw. The pedestrian was wearing all black clothing on a dark and snowing night
- At approximately 7:30 PM on November 26th, police attended the scene of a single vehicle rollover on Foothills Boulevard in Prince George. An adult female driver lost control of a Toyota 4Runner going around a bend and went off road. No injuries reported. Road conditions were a factor, speed was not;
- Just after 9:00 PM on November 27th, police attended a single vehicle rollover on Highway 97 near the Willow Cale Forest Service Road. Minor injury reported. A sudden drop in temperature caused road conditions to change quickly. The adult male driver of the northbound Toyota Tundra lost control and went off road right;
- Police responded to a multiple vehicle collision on Damms Road near Highway 97 at approximately 7:40 AM on November 28th. One person was injured when attempting to get out of vehicle. Slippery road conditions believed to be a factor. Investigation continuing.
Prince George RCMP also attended motor vehicle incidents in Hixon, Beaverley, Mud River and Blackwater areas.
The Prince George RCMP would like to remind the driving public that winter conditions are upon us. Drivers need to be extra cautious when travelling on area roads. Temperature fluctuations can cause sudden changes in road conditions. Please drive with caution and ensure your vehicle is equipped with winter rated tires.
I wonder if the vehicles involved in the single vehicle crashes were equipped with winter tires?
No one wants to learn to drive in winter conditions, you cannot have summer driving conditions up here in the winter. Take you car out and practice recovering from slides and stopping times.
You could but the cops would probably issue you a stunting ticket.
Yah, but Peter, if you do it in a big parking lot, all yer gonna argue with is a light pole. Can’t believe the number of drivers cutting the curves, can’t seem to stay on their side of the line.
And way too fast for winter driving.
Is there such a thing as a stunting ticket? Most Boomers have all taken a couple of laps around an empty parking lot to see how their vehicle handles, probably time to try again with these new skid control vehicles you don’t know whats going to happen, and its good to know.
Crashes in winter are most likely caused by drivers who thought they could “handle ‘er”.
most winter accidents are from driving to fast for road conditions. Don’t care what kind of tires you have on when the roads get really bad…if you overdrive to your ability and road conditions, your going to get yourself into trouble sooner than later.
The speed that most are doing on foothills is nuts.
Vehicles trying to pull out on foothills between 5th and 1st ave have a tough time because very few have reduced their speed, lots are still driving it like a major highway 85 km or over. speed is 60 km and 50 km in one area.
Driving up Foothills last night after watching the Grey Cup in town, and in that is news to report:
It was very slippery, and everyone that I saw was traveling at or below the posted speed limit, AND, not passing!
Never think of your Fellow Motorist , you must pass him in that Passing Lane on the Highway ,never mind he does the Speed Limit or above , you have to spray him with Rocks, his Windshield I must break, I can’t have anyone in Front of me. Welcome to driving with Peoples who don’t care!
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