Drivers Urged to Use Caution
Prince George, B.C. – For the second time in a week, Price George RCMP are asking drivers to be cautious and adjust their driving to road conditions as emergency personnel have been called to multiple collisions in and around the City over the past couple of days.
Last night, just before 7pm, Prince George RCMP received a report from the BC Ambulance Service of a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 16 near West Beaverley Road, just west of Prince George.
Officers attended and found that a moving van pulling a trailer loaded with a truck, pulled out in front of a tractor trailer unit heading west of Highway 16. The 28 year old driver of the tractor trailer was not able to stop before colliding with the trailer being pulled by the moving van. No injuries reported, however traffic was affected for several hours as there was an extensive amount of debris on the road. The 52 year old driver of the moving van was issued a Violation Ticket for Failing to Yield to Traffic.
while there have been a number of fender benders, there were two incidents on the Thursday November 30th which stood out.
Around 12:40 in the afternoon of November 30th , Prince George RCMP received a report of a single vehicle collision involving a loaded logging truck on the 700 Road near Bear Lake, BC.
Emergency services including the Prince George RCMP and Fort-George Highway Rescue attended the scene. It took more than three hours to extract the driver from the cab with the help of a local towing company to secure the truck. The 51 year old driver was removed and transported to hospital with two broken legs and other serious injuries. Fort-George Highway Rescue personnel were instrumental in extracting the driver and likely saved his life. The investigation is continuing.
Around three hours later, Prince George RCMP received a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian at the corner of George Street and 3rd Avenue in downtown Prince George.
Police and other emergency services arrive on scene and located a 56 year old male pedestrian with non-life threatening injuries and a 58 year old male driver of the pick-up truck believed to have collided with the pedestrian.
The pedestrian was transported to hospital for treatment. The driver of the truck was issued a Violation Ticket for Failing to Yield to a Pedestrian. Of note, the pedestrian’s cell phone was stolen immediately following the collision.
RCMP would like to remind drivers to exercise extra caution on the roads this time of year as weather worsens and daylight shortens.