“There was a pickup travelling west on 100 Avenue, and it attempted to avoid having a collision with another vehicle, and due to road conditions – when he went to stop – he slid off road [to the] right and into a lower apartment in the apartment building,” Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said.
Cpl. Shelkie adds, “He went through the exterior and inside the suite.”
Nobody was home at the time of the incident, and the driver who was travelling alone was transported via ambulance to the Fort St. John Hospital with minor injuries.
Cpl. Shelkie says the driver’s decision was a good one, but goes on to emphasize the importance of slowing down on the road during the winter season.
“If he was avoiding a vehicle, that’s all good,” Cpl. Shelkie goes on to say. “You have to do that but you need to be travelling much slower, and it’s a good reminder to everybody; you need to driver slower all winter long in these road conditions – give yourself longer to get where you’re going.”