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Wednesday, November 7, 2018
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Poor road conditions alleged to be factor in a number of morning accidents

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First, there was a single vehicle collision on Mile 70 involving a pickup truck pulling a cargo trailer.

“The cargo trailer started sliding on the road… and flipped,” Cpl. Jodi Shelki said.

Traffic was not diverted as a result and there are no reported injuries.

Next, there were four incidents this morning on Mile 73, all of which are somehow connected with each other.

A pickup truck was going south on Mile 73 and began to slow down in an effort to turn into Shepard’s Inn. Unknowingly, a SUV driving behind the pickup truck couldn’t stop, which Cpl. Shelki attributes to road conditions, resulting in it crashing into a ditch.

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“The pickup truck then stopped on the side of the road, still going southbound, and a gravel truck that was heading north somehow lost control and hit the pickup truck,” Cpl. Shelki goes on to explain.

It doesn’t end there, as a female bystander offered to assist the drivers of the pickup truck and SUV, resulting in her being injured and rushed to the Fort St. John Hospital.

“It’s not life-threatening or anything but she’s at the hospital being checked out.”

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Traffic Services is continuing to investigate, but at this point, Cpl. Jodi Shelki says all the accidents seem to be attributed to poor road conditions.

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