Commercial truck driver injured in chain-reaction collision on Trans-Canada east of Revelstoke

A commercial truck driver sustained critical injuries in a chain-reaction collision along the Trans-Canada Highway[1] on Thursday night, according to Revelstoke RCMP[2]. Police say the incident happened 35 kilometres east of Revelstoke, at approximately 9:30 p.m., and involved a westbound tractor-trailer that had jackknifed near Canyon Hot Springs. Also involved in the incident were a plow truck and a second westbound tractor-trailer.

The jackknifed tractor-trailer was, according to police, blocking the two eastbound lanes and part of the single, westbound lane.

Emergency crews at the scene of a chain-reaction accident along the Trans-Canada Highway, east of Revelstoke, B.C., on Thursday night. Revelstoke RCMP

UPDATE - OPEN- #BCHwy1- Vehicle incident now has 2 of the 3 lanes of highway OPEN for both directions east of Albert Canyon. Crews remain on scene. Watch for traffic control.

And expect delays.
Next update: 4:00 PM
More info: https://t.co/G3ZjIgx15t#RevelstokeBC #GoldenBC[3][4][5][6] -- Drive BC (@DriveBC) February 14, 2020[7]

Story continues below advertisement Police say the driver, a 33-year-old Ontario man and his passenger, a 31-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., exited their jackknifed truck and were standing by the front end of their trailer when an eastbound plow truck arrived on scene.

READ MORE: Southbound traffic on Coquihalla moving again following earlier vehicle incident[8] "While attempting an evasive maneuver to avoid the jackknifed trailer, the trailer of another westbound commercial transport unit separated from its tractor and collided with the trailer of the first truck's trailer," said Staff Sgt.  Kurt Grabinsky. "The impact of this secondary collision caused the wreckage to strike both men, and forced the driver into the blade of the plow truck, where he became partially pinned beneath the trailer and the blade of the plow."

Commercial truck driver injured in chain-reaction collision on Trans-Canada east of Revelstoke 0:52Fatal collisions claim lives near Devon and in Sturgeon County on SundayFatal collisions claim lives near Devon and in Sturgeon County on Sunday

Police say the pinned driver was extricated from the wreckage and transported to hospital with critical injuries.

They added that the driver is expected to be transported to larger hospital for additional medical care. Police also said the passenger was transported to hospital with minor non-life-threatening injuries. Road conditions were slushy, police say, with wet snow falling.

Concrete barriers along that stretch also sustained significant damage. The highway was closed for several hours while the scene was investigated and vehicles were removed. It reopened at approximately 5 a.m. on Friday.

Story continues below advertisement

Police issued a reminder for drivers to operate their vehicles at a rate of speed appropriate for road conditions.

Commercial truck driver injured in chain-reaction collision on Trans-Canada east of Revelstoke 0:45Dashcam captures falling tree crushing car on Atlanta highwayDashcam captures falling tree crushing car on Atlanta highway

(C) 2020 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

Commercial truck driver injured in chain-reaction collision on Trans-Canada east of RevelstokeCommercial truck driver injured in chain-reaction collision on Trans-Canada east of RevelstokeJOURNALISTIC STANDARDS Commercial truck driver injured in chain-reaction collision on Trans-Canada east of RevelstokeCommercial truck driver injured in chain-reaction collision on Trans-Canada east of RevelstokeREPORT AN ERROR[9][10]

References

  1. ^ Trans-Canada Highway (globalnews.ca)
  2. ^ Revelstoke RCMP (globalnews.ca)
  3. ^ #BCHwy1 (twitter.com)
  4. ^ https://t.co/G3ZjIgx15t (t.co)
  5. ^ #RevelstokeBC (twitter.com)
  6. ^ #GoldenBC (twitter.com)
  7. ^ February 14, 2020 (twitter.com)
  8. ^ Southbound traffic on Coquihalla moving again following earlier vehicle incident (globalnews.ca)
  9. ^ Journalistic standards (globalnews.ca)
  10. ^ Report an error (globalnews.ca)

You may also like...