Firefighters talk to witnesses on the scene of a collision Thursday morning. Police are reminding motorists to slow down when roads are icy. Angie Mindus photo

Loaded logging truck and car collide on Dog Creek Road Thursday

Police are warning motorists to slow down as icy roads plague Cariboo Chilcotin

A motorist on Dog Creek Road and their passenger escaped serious injury after colliding with a loaded logging truck Thursday morning.

Emergency crews, including police, fire and search and rescue, rushed to the scene in the curves on Dog Creek Road shortly after 8 a.m. where a car heading southwest up the hill is alleged to have crossed the centre line and hit a Bruce Combs Trucking loaded logging truck travelling down the hill.

“With the freezing and thawing motorists need to be aware that roads are very slippery in the early morning,” said Williams Lake RCMP Staff Sgt. Del Byron, noting in this latest incident the car appeared to be travelling too fast for the road conditions.

“Motorists need to drive with the utmost caution. In this incident we were lucky no more was more seriously hurt.”

B.C. Ambulance transported the car’s driver and passenger, who was a small child, to hospital where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the logging truck managed to keep the truck and its load upright but in the ditch off-road right.

Traffic was diverted temporarily to Roberts Drive and road conditions were icy.

DriveBC is reporting slippery sections along Highway 97 and slippery conditions on Highway 20 with compact snow and slippery conditions from Riske Creek west.


Firefighters were among the emergency personnel who responded to the collision Thursday. Angie Mindus photo

Just Posted

Campsall adds title of world champion to already extensive archery resume

Cariboo Archer Al Campsall can now stake claim to the title of world champion.

Cariboo Fire Centre update Sunday, Aug. 19; no new fires discovered Saturday

There are currently 63 active fires in the Cariboo Fire Centre.

Air quality still very high health risk in Williams Lake

Particulate matter counts are down from Friday but still high

Williams Lake gathering donations for wildfire evacuees in Prince George area

Wanting to pay it forward, the Williams Lake Fire Relief Effort will be at Canadian Tire Sunday to Tuesday accepting donations

Williams Lake Powerlifter makes big waves at Kelowna competition

A Williams Lake resident put his technique to the test Aug. 11 at Kelowna Hard Knox Open

Canadians fear for relatives trapped amid flooding in Indian state of Kerala

More than 800,000people have been displaced by floods and landslides

IndyCar driver Wickens flown to hospital after scary crash

IndyCar said Wickens was awake and alert as he was taken to a hospital

Ex-BCTF president ‘undeterred’ after early release from pipeline protest jail term

Susan Lambert and Order of Canada recipient Jean Swanson released early

Fast food chains look to capitalize on vegetarian, vegan trend with new items

Seven per cent of Canadians consider themselves vegetarians and 2.3 per cent identify as vegans

B.C. swimmer halts journey across Strait of Juan de Fuca after hypothermia sets in

Victoria MS athlete Susan Simmons swam for eight-and-a-half hours in 9 C choppy waters

‘Hard on water:’ Smoke not the only long-range effect of wildfires

The project began more than 10 years ago after southern Alberta’s 2003 Lost Creek fire

B.C. VIEWS: Genuine aboriginal rights are misused and discredited

Camp Cloud one of long line of protests falsely asserting title

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to march in Montreal’s Pride parade

Trudeau will end the day in his home riding of Papineau

Most Read