Winter driving conditions contribute to MVIs

The first significant snowfall of the year Tuesday evening resulted in slippery roads and the first winter-related motor vehicle incidents.

  • Nov. 12, 2015 5:00 p.m.

The first significant snowfall of the year Tuesday evening resulted in slippery roads and the first winter-related motor vehicle incidents (MVI) of the season.

On Wednesday, Nov. 11 emergency responders rushed to the scene of a single vehicle incident on South Lakeside Drive where a male driver had lost control of his red Ford Fusion and went over a steep embankment just south of the Kwaleen school.

Williams Lake RCMP Staff Sgt. Del Byron said the car rolled onto its roof, pinning the driver’s hand underneath it.

Crews worked quickly to free the driver, who was taken to hospital with injuries he sustained during the incident.

Byron said police suspect speed was a factor in the crash, however, drivers in the area at the time also said the roadway was slippery.

On Tuesday, Nov. 10 about approximately 11:53 p.m. during a heavy snowfall a southbound semi carrying wine, fertilizer and clothing left the road in the 2800 block of Highway 97 south and tipped over.

The driver walked away uninjured.

Police said poor driving conditions contributed to the crash.