Transport truck driver fined after driver injured in head-on crash on Trans-Canada Highway

Commercial transport truck driver charged with Failing to Keep Right.

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Revelstoke Fire Rescue Service, BC Ambulance Service, Revelstoke RCMP and RCMP Trans Canada East Traffic Services respond to a collision between an SUV and a commercial Transport Truck on Sunday, Feb. 25. Photo: Revelstoke RCMP.

A man from Colorado managed to escape with non-life-threatening injuries after a  two-vehicle collision occurred on Sunday, Feb. 25, one kilometre east of Revelstoke on the Trans-Canada Highway.

A west-bound commercial transport truck, registered in Ontario, crossed a double solid line, obstructing the two east-bound lanes. The transport truck collided with an eastbound rental SUV from Alberta, Revelstoke RCMP Staff-Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky said in a media release. The driver of the SUV, a 33 year old male from Colorado,was transported to Queen Victoria Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The two passengers in the SUV were not injured.

Revelstoke Fire Rescue Service, BC Ambulance Service, Revelstoke RCMP and RCMP Trans Canada East Traffic Services responded to the collision at approximately 5 p.m.

The roads at the time of the crash had compact snow with slippery sections. The SUV was seriously damaged in the collision with only minor damage to the commercial trailer.

The 52-year-old male driver of the commercial transport truck, from Quebec, was charged with Failing to Keep Right, contrary to Section 150(1) of the Motor Vehicle Act.

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