FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John RCMP responded to three vehicle accidents under a 24 hour period.
On July 13, at 5:40 p.m., police received a call of a motor vehicle collision that occurred in the merge lane of Alaska Road North and the Alaska Highway.
Officers attended the scene to learn that a black Dodge Ram rolled on its side up against a white Ford F-350. Officers determined that one of the vehicles failed to yield while turning which caused the collision.
One of the vehicles then struck the light standard at the median. One driver was taken to hospital suffering from minor injuries. The driver and passenger of the other vehicle suffered shock, minor cuts and bruises but were not taken to hospital.
Police say as a result, charges are pending against one of the drivers for failing to navigate a safe left hand turn.
About 20 minutes later, Fort St. John RCMP received a call of another accident where a single vehicle had struck a power pole at the intersection of 85th Avenue with 100th Street.
Police attended the scene and believe that the driver of a green Dodge Dakota was heading south on 100th Street when the driver of a red 1999 Dodge Pickup allegedly stopped mid-left turn from northbound 100th Street to westbound 85th Avenue. RCMP say the driver of the green Dodge swerved to the left to avoid hitting the other vehicle causing it to enter the ditch and collided briefly with the hydro pole.
This morning, at around 7:50 a.m., police in Fort St. John received a report of a vehicle flipped over in a ditch near 79th Street and 100 Avenue.
Police say an officer attended and found a grey Jeep Cherokee flipped over in the ditch with the driver still inside with no visible injuries. The driver advised they were travelling toward the hospital when a tanker was driving past and the driver lost control of the vehicle, crossed over the centre line and into the opposing ditch.
Sgt. Dave Tyreman says alcohol is not believed to be a factor in any of the three accidents.