Police see multiple collisions on Highway 1 during snowy weekend

Sicamous RCMP respond to six motor-vehicle collisions over the weekend, though none involving serious injuries.

Sicamous RCMP respond to multiple motor-vehicle incidents on the Trans-Canada Highway over the snowy weekend.

Sicamous police responded to multiple collisions over the weekend, though none involved serious injuries.

Sgt. Murray McNeil said officers responded to six separate collisions on the Trans-Canada Highway between Dec. 10 and 11.

At 4 p.m. on Saturday, a pick-up truck lost control on Highway 1 near Yard Creek and rolled, finally coming to rest in a ditch. McNeil said the driver was not injured, and police noted the truck was not equipped with winter tires.

At 9 a.m. on Sunday, the driver of another pick-up truck lost control of their vehicle. It crossed the highway and struck a rock face near Cambie Solsqua Road. At 11 a.m., the driver of a Jeep Cherokee lost control in the same location and the vehicle ended up in a ditch. McNeil said there were no injuries reported in either collision.

At 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, the driver of a westbound SUV lost control on Highway 1 near Bernie Road. The vehicle crossed the highway and wound up in the eastbound ditch. The occupants were uninjured. At 8 p.m., police were called to the same location for another single-vehicle crash. Officers arrived on the scene to find a car had collided with a cement barrier. After investigation, police learned the driver had lost control of the vehicle before crossing the highway. The driver was uninjured.

Lastly, at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, a driver lost control on the Trans-Canada three kilometres west of Sicamous. The vehicle spun out of control and rolled into a ditch. Though the vehicle sustained significant damage, the driver was uninjured.

“Winter driving conditions were present on the highway,” said McNeil, reminding motorists to use extra caution on slippery winter roads, and to use winter tires with the M+S (Mud and Snow with mountain and snowflake symbols).

 

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