Operation Red Nose Involved in Single-Vehicle Mishap
Prince George, B.C. – Wintry conditions were likely a factor in a single-vehicle crash involving designated driving service Operation Red Nose over the weekend.
Spokesperson Andrea Johnson says the incident occurred Saturday night when a designated driver was driving two clients home in a truck when it slid down an embankment near Chief Lake Road and Highway 97.
“The designated driver was driving cautiously due to winter road conditions. The roads were icy and snow-covered with light snow falling,” she says.
“A passenger was taken to hospital by BC Ambulance as a precaution and later released. The two-other people – the other client and the designated driver – in the truck were fine. All three people were wearing seat belts. The truck suffered extensive damage.”
Johnson says after safely delivering close to 12,000 rides, it’s the first incident in the service’s 19-year history in Prince George. “We are grateful that everyone is OK,” she says.
Crash aside, Operation Red Nose delivered another 242 rides over the weekend. Today is the deadline to apply for their final night of service – New Year’s Eve.
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