Semi collision causes power outage

An attempt to avoid hitting an animal crossing the highway resulted in a rolled semi tractor-trailer, a highway closure and power outage.

An attempt to avoid hitting an animal crossing the highway resulted in a rolled semi tractor-trailer, a highway closure and power outage.

Just after midnight on Thursday, May 14, Sicamous RCMP responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision on the Trans-Canada near the Bruhn Bridge. Investigating officers found a loaded eastbound truck and trailer had come to rest on its side blocking both lanes of traffic, with a second tractor-trailer unit at the scene caught in downed power lines.

Sicamous RCMP Sgt. Scott West reports the driver of the first semi claimed to have “taken evasive action to avoid an animal.” That truck/trailer drove into the eastbound lane ditch and collided with a power pole and rock face before tipping over sideways.

The second truck was eastbound when it arrived on the scene. West said its driver was able to avoid the toppled truck, but became entangled in the power lines.

The highway was subsequently closed while BC Hydro and emergency service crews made sure the site was safe. The highway was then re-opened to single-lane, alternating traffic as damaged power poles were replaced and power was restored to Sicamous, and the vehicle wreckage was removed from the scene.

West said the driver and co-driver of the first semi suffered minor injuries, while the driver of the second truck was unharmed.

 

The sergeant adds police are continuing their investigation, and would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident.

 

 

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