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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.

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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.

“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.”

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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