PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – The North District RCMP are urging that motorists use caution on highways in Northern BC ahead of the Labour Day long weekend after responding to five crashes in the Prince George area over the past several days.
In the past week, North District Traffic Services, along with RCMP officers in Prince George, Quesnel, Mackenzie and Valemount responded to five separate collisions that saw a combined total of seventeen people sent to hospital with injuries ranging from minor to critical.
While the cause of each crash varies, police do not suspect impairment by drugs or alcohol to have played a role. Charges such as Driving without Due Care and Attention, are however being considered in some of the incidents as police continue to investigate.
Motorists are reminded to make sure that they, along with their vehicles are prepared as they travel on the roadways.
With the Labour Day long weekend coming up, police expect an increase of traffic as people head out to enjoy the final days of summer. Officers will be patrolling highways to ensure that people are obeying the rules of the road.