UPDATE: Highway 97 cleared north of Quesnel after semi truck, crane truck collide

(Karen Powell photo)
(Karen Powell photo)
(Karen Powell photo)

Highway 97 was closed in both directions for hours north of Quesnel Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020 following a collision between an industrial-sized crane truck and semi truck hauling a low-bed.

A witness near the scene said it appeared the crane truck lost control after travelling through a narrow bridge in the area, about 25 kilometres north of Quesnel, and fell over onto the highway. An oncoming semi-truck driver couldn’t stop in time, said the witness, and hit the crane truck head-on.

Motorists with medical experience assisted on scene as did others to put out a fire before emergency responders removed the truck driver from the wreckage.

Injuries of the persons involved are unknown at this time, though it is believed everyone survived.

“This stretch of highway has three very narrow bridges that cause a lot of accidents,” said the witness.

DriveBC noted the closure was between Hush Lake Road and Olson Road.

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