Collision involving commercial vehicle prompts highway closure

Golden-Field, BC Highway Patrol

2021-04-22 10:14 PDT

File # 2021-871

Emergency crews were required to extricate occupants from a commercial vehicle involved in a single vehicle roll over collision outside of Golden Wednesday afternoon.

On April 21, 2021, just after 12 p.m., front line Golden-Field RCMP officers and members of BC RCMP Traffic Services responded to a collision involving a semi tractor-trailer unit on Highway 95, approximately 46 kilometers south of Golden BC. The collision scene was situated along the detour route in place for the Highway 1 construction project.

Preliminary findings by police suggest that the southbound commercial vehicle failed to negotiate a curve, crossed the centre line into the oncoming lane and rolled into the ditch, states Sgt. Betty Watson, Detachment Commander for the Golden RCMP. Our investigators identified there were five occupants in the vehicle at the time of the crash, two of which require extraction by Golden Fire Department officials.

BC Emergency Health Services emergency paramedics responded from both Golden and the Columbia Valley, while its Advance Life Support from Kamloops also responded to the scene. Police believe that all of the vehicle’s occupants sustained non-life threatening injuries in the crash.

The provincial highway was fully closed for just over 2 hours, before being partially opened to alternating traffic until such time the scene could be cleared safely. The cause of the collision is still under investigation at this time, charges are being considered.

If you witnessed this crash and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to call the Golden RCMP at 250-344-2221.

Released by:
Sgt. Betty Watson
Detachment Commander
Golden RCMP
 

Released by

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

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