NEWS RELEASE · 7th October 2012
On October 4, 2012 at approximately 1:40 pm, Nass Valley RCMP members responded to a single vehicle collision on Highway # 113, near Lava Lake, approximately 80 km north of Terrace B.C.
Two females were driving Northbound on their way to New Aiyansh when their vehicle, a GMC Suburban, left the roadway and drove into the rocky terrain of a lava bed. The vehicle came to rest amongst large boulders just a few feet away from a steep drop off.
As a result of the impact, the 54 year old driver and her 44 year passenger suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries. The driver was transported to the Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace B.C. and due to the seriousness of her injuries, the passenger was flown via air ambulance for medical care in Vancouver B.C.
West Pacific Region Traffic Services along with the Integrated Collision Analyst and Reconstruction Services continue to investigate the cause of the incident. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this case.