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Posted: January 11, 2014

One injured in two semi accident

Photos courtesy Chad St. Pierre
Photos courtesy Chad St. Pierre

By Chad St. Pierre

At approximately 9 a.m. Jan. 11, Cranbrook Search and Rescue, RCMP and BC Ambulance Service responded to a two-vehicle accident southwest of Cranbrook.

CSP SemiCrash2Two tractor trailers lost control and skidded off Highway 3/95 near the Irishman Creek turn, located between Moyie and Yahk.

According to Cst. Bruce Mihalcheon of the Creston RCMP Detachment, the driver of one of the semis carrying produce sustained shoulder injuries and was brought to East Kootenay Regional Hospital. The second driver was uninjured.

The accident was caused by freezing rain and slushy road conditions. Cst. Mihalcheon said road conditions at this time of year consist of freezing rain and slushy roads and motorists need to take precautions, use judgment and drive according to the conditions of the road when traveling.CSP SemiCrash1

Photographer Chad St. Pierre can be reached at 250-581-1022 or www.chadsphoto.ca.

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