Feb. 8 Police Update: Man in headlights, flip car party

Vanderhoof’s local RCMP detachment lodged 62 files, which included four prisoners, in the past week.

Vanderhoof’s local RCMP detachment lodged 62 files, which included four prisoners, in the past week.

 

Man in headlights

A man dressed in all dark on Kenney Dam Road was hit by a vehicle during early morning on Jan. 31.

Heading southbound by Holmes Drive on the way home at 7:30 a.m., the female driver with her children passengers lowered her high beams for an incoming vehicle until it passed, and was turning them back on high when she saw the man in the middle of road.

Though she attempted to avoid the man, he was hit nevertheless and rolled into the ditch.

He suffered a spiral leg fracture and was taken to the University Hospital of Northern B.C.

Attending officers recorded measurements relating to speed limit, and alcohol is suspected to be involved with the man, who’s known to police.

Investigation continues with identifying potential witnesses.

 

Party to the roof

A flipped car led to three people in the hospital — one with serious injuries — on the night of Jan. 26.

Reported at 11 p.m., a vehicle carrying four people and travelling towards Vanderhoof on Kenney Dam Road by Lakes Road was reportedly going “a little fast” when it flipped on its roof.

Three people were taken to the hospital and one of them suffered damage to her hips — she remains in the University Hospital of B.C. by press time.

All have connections to Vanderhoof, and alcohol was a factor in the crash, which was attended by Vanderhoof RCMP’s general and traffic units.

Investigation continues.

 

– with files from Sgt. Svend Nielsen, Vanderhoof RCMP