NEWS RELEASE · 21st January 2013
Slippery roads and speed were contributing factors to a motor vehicle collision which occured Friday morning on Hwy 16 approximately 56 km east of Terrace.
" The roads were clear except for north facing corners. In these weather conditions of freezing at night and thawing during the day drivers have to be wary of corners that are north facing, especially in the morning. These corner don’t get the sun till later in the day, or at all, and they can be very icy, " says Cst Philip Crack, West Pacific Traffic Services.
At approximately 10:30 AM Terrace RCMP and New Hazelton RCMP were called to a collision on Hwy 16. An eastbound Chevrolet Impala lost control coming out of a corner and slid into the oncoming lane. A westbound Dodge Calibre struck the Chevrolet in the rear passenger side corner.
The Chevrolet ended up going over a 30 ft embankment, striking a tree on the way down, landing right side up. The driver was transported to Terrace by police. Three people from the Dodge were transported by BC Ambulance to Mills Memorial Hospital for assessment. Both vehicles sustained extensive damage and were towed.