On Dec. 18, the Eagle River Bridge was once again the scene of motor-vehicle accident.
Sicamous RCMP Sgt. Dave Dubnyk says the incident occurred at 10:15 p.m.
An eastbound vehicle lost control while travelling over the Trans-Canada Highway bridge east of Malakwa. It slid into the westbound lane where it was struck by a passing truck. Dubnyk says both vehicles were severely damaged, and were left blocking traffic on the bridge.
BC Ambulance Service paramedics and Eagle Valley Rescue Society members were required at the scene.
“The lone occupant of the eastbound vehicle and both occupants of the truck were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries,” says Dubnyk. The highway remained closed for two-and-a-half hours, and reopened at around 1 a.m.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation. Police are reminding everyone that current weather conditions are causing slush and ice to build up on highways, “so motorists are urged to take their time and drive relative to road and weather conditions.”