Collision involving commercial vehicle closed highway west of Revelstoke

B.C. Southeast District, B.C., Revelstoke, Traffic Services

2020-01-03 15:40 PST

File # 2020-27 IRSU

On Friday January 3, 2020 at 11:40 a.m. the Integrated Road Safety Unit (IRSU) and Revelstoke RCMP responded to a motor vehicle crash, approximately 5 kilometres west of Revelstoke, BC on the Trans-Canada Highway.

A tractor trailer was passing other motorists in the designated westbound passing lane when it "jackknifed," blocking both east and westbound lanes.

Fortunately there were no injuries and no other vehicles damaged other than the tractor trailer.

Image taken at the collision scene which shows a uniformed RCMP officer of the Integrated Road Safety Unit (IRSU), standing next to his police vehicle and looking on as crews clear the crash scene.

View larger image : Image taken at the collision scene which shows a uniformed RCMP officer of the Integrated Road Safety Unit (IRSU), standing next to his police vehicle and looking on as crews clear the crash scene.

Image taken of the damage sustained by the commercial vehicle involved in the crash.

View larger image: Image taken of the damage sustained by the commercial vehicle involved in the crash.

Road conditions at the time of the crash were described as compact snow with sleet.

Traffic was stopped for approximately one hour before re-opening for single lane alternating.

The 53-year-old driver of the tractor trailer was issued a violation ticket for allegedly speeding relative to conditions contrary to section 144 (1)(c) of the BC Motor Vehicle Act.

Revelstoke RCMP want to remind motorists to adhere to the rules of the road and drive according to the conditions as further snowfall is expected in the area.

Check with www.drivebc.ca before travelling.

Cpl. Thomas Blakney
Revelstoke RCMP
250-805-2105
 

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