(Black Press file photo)

(Black Press file photo)

Two-vehicle collision on Highway 16 near Vanderhoof

Two people were transported to the hospital.

There was an accident on Highway 16 today, where two vehicles collided near Blackwater Road, Vanderhoof.

On Oct. 8, at 5:06 p.m. Vanderhoof RCMP responded to a two-vehicle motor accident on the intersection of Highway 16 and Blackwater Road, said Staff Sgt. Laurie Clarkson.

Upon investigation it was determined that a grey sedan crossed Highway 16 from Macdonald Road to Blackwater Road, stated an Oct. 8 release.

“As the sedan crossed it was stuck by an eastbound travelling SUV that made contact with the passenger side of the sedan,” police said, adding that both drivers were transported to the hospital for injuries.

Vanderhoof RCMP along with BC Ambulance made a decision to temporarily close the highway to ensure the safety of the collision victims, and safety of first responders, stated the release.

“Highway 16 was reopened after investigators on-scene obtained measurements and ensured that all debris from the collision were removed, and the highway was safe for travel,” RCMP said.

As per the news release, Vanderhoof RCMP made contact with the Integrated Analysis Reconstruction Service, but it was determined later that their expertise wasn’t necessary on this collision, so the investigation remains with the local detachment.

RCMP are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or have dash cam footage of the incident, to call the Vanderhoof RCMP at 250-567-2222.

Aman Parhar
Publisher/Editor, Vanderhoof Omineca Express


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