Police warn against speeding after Thursday accident

Single vehicle collision near the Premier Lake turnoff sends three people to hospital.

  • Dec. 10, 2012 2:00 p.m.

For the second time in less than a week, police are at least partially blaming speeding on less than perfect roads for an accident. Last Wednesday, a woman from Creston was killed when the mini-van she was riding in struck a dump truck on icy roads near Moyie. And last Friday, a single vehicle collision near the Premier Lake turnoff sent three people to hospital, fortunately with non-life threatening injuries.

Cpl. Chris Newel of the Kimberley RCMP says the collision took place just before 7 a.m. approximately eight km north of the Premier Lake turnoff.

“The roads were very slippery at the time, but speed is a factor,” Newel said. “The driver attempted to pass a loaded logging truck and lost control. The vehicle went off road left and down a steep embankment. Sanding was in progress at the time.”

Cpl. Newel says  police, ambulance and Fire Rescue from Canal Flats attended. Two subjects were pinned in the vehicle and the Jaws of Life were used to free them.”

Charges are being considered.

“Police would like to remind motorists to drive for the conditions. Please do not take unnecessary risks,” said Newel. “Your family will appreciate you getting home safely.”

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