Sept. 16: Police Update

Sleep and drive, party leaves trace, and back to school zones

Sleep and drive

A man and a woman were injured after a car accident in Vanderhoof on Sept. 7.

At 2:15 p.m. on Highway 16, about one km west of Blackwater Road as the highway veered northwards, an SUV was heading eastbound as it went off the edge of the road and into the ravine after a few flips.

Suffering from rib injuries and a broken leg, the male driver was hospitalized in Prince George, while the female passenger was transferred to Vancouver for her neck injuries in addition to a broken arm and leg.

The RCMP suspected no alcohol involvement, and the driver said he might have fallen asleep when the accident happened.

Both individuals are now in stable condition.

 

Party leaves trace

A Labour Day weekend party in Vanderhoof left something to be desired on Sept. 6.

Reported by a local resident to the RCMP, a notable amount of garbage from party attendees was found near the municipal cemetery on Hospital Road.

The RCMP has now increased their watch in the area as a result.

 

Back to school zones

Local RCMP members are out to enforce school zones, as daytime kids sightings on the road increase with the beginning of school.

Drivers in the community are advised to be aware, not only during school hours but also in the evenings when community groups use school gymnasiums for activities.

 

– with files from Sgt. Svend Nielsen, Vanderhoof RCMP