Crashes attributed to winter weather

Salmon Arm RCMP were busy and responded to a total of 52 calls for service over the Remembrance Day long weekend.

  • Nov. 15, 2012 1:00 p.m.

Salmon Arm RCMP were busy and responded to a total of 52 calls for service over the Remembrance Day long weekend.

The poor weather in particular contributed to several motor vehicle crashes throughout Salmon Arm and surrounding areas. On Nov. 10, at approximately 1 a.m., Salmon Arm RCMP received a call of an overdue traveller. The caller reported his girlfriend had been driving on White Lake Road but had failed to return home that evening. The caller had travelled the road prior to calling police, but was unable to locate his girlfriend. Salmon Arm RCMP were able to trace the girlfriend’s cellphone to the Chase area where Chase RCMP were able to follow up with some of her acquaintances and ensure her safety and well being. She was located a short time later unharmed and in good health.

On Nov. 11 at approximately 11:30 p.m., RCMP were notified of a single vehicle crash on Highway 1 in Blind Bay. Investigating officers found that a semi truck and trailer had lost control on the snow-covered highway and driven into the ditch. The driver received non-life threatening injuries and was transported to hospital in Salmon Arm.

At approximately 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 12, police were notified of a single vehicle crash on Auto Road in Salmon Arm.  Police found the driver had lost control of his vehicle on the slippery, snow-covered road, resulting in the vehicle going into a skid and eventually flipping onto its roof in the middle of the roadway.

No injuries were received. Police closed Auto Road for a period of two hours due to the slippery and dangerous road conditions at the time.

Also on Nov. 12, at approximately noon, Salmon Arm RCMP were notified of a single vehicle crash on Black Road. Investigation determined that the driver had lost control on the snow-covered roadway and driven into the ditch. No injuries were received. Police issued violation tickets to the driver who was found to have no driver’s licence and the vehicle was uninsured.



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