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Mechanical issues confirmed in Salmon Arm collision involving commercial vehicle

Incident occurred June 14 along Highway 1
Westbound traffic was delayed on Highway 1 just after 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14 following an incident near the 4th Street intersection in Salmon Arm, where a transport truck appeared to have lost its brakes. (File photo)

A commercial transport truck involved in a recent collision along Highway 1 in Salmon Arm was found to have had mechanical issues.

In a media release update issued Tuesday, June 27, Staff Sgt. Scott West said the westbound truck involved in a June 14 single-vehicle collision that occurred between 4th and 6th streets along the Trans-Canada Highway was inspected by Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) personnel. It was determined the vehicle had mechanical issues with the braking system “the driver wouldn’t have known about. ” As a result, said West, the company involved and the CVSE will be following up with a mechanical shop.

Police reported the truck driver had experienced braking issues during the June 14 incident. The driver of the truck avoided rear ending a number of vehicles stopped in traffic, instead hitting two light standards and four planter boxes while coming to a stop. One of the light standards hit by the truck wound up damaging two unoccupied parked vehicles.

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