A woman remains in stable condition at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops after being airlifted from Williams Lake after the Honda CRV she was travelling in slammed into the rear of a broken down logging truck.
The logging truck was parked on the road way along Dog Creek Road near Springhouse on Wednesday, Jan. 4.
“I think she’s stable now so she’s going to be OK. It’s probably going to take a little bit of time,” said RCMP Sgt. Bob Verbree, regional commander for Cariboo-Chilcotin Traffic Services, adding it was one of those accidents where it could have been very, very bad.
“When we’re in the rural areas driving, we need to proceed with extreme caution because often there is no light. “At this time of year, roads tend to be very dirty, which covers our headlights and our windscreen.”
The logging truck, he explained, was parked on the side of the road, but because the road is very narrow in that area, there is not much shoulder, so the truck could not pull over too far because it was a weighted logging truck.
“That was a bit of a conundrum, too. There were warning devices out from the truck, but it was just a really dark night and as it turned out there was some mist around as well. It was right around that temperature, but these are the things that we can expect when it comes to winter driving.”
The incident is still under investigation.