Emergency services in Revelstoke were very busy on Thursday, Aug. 22 following four fairly serious incidents, three of them involving motor vehicle incidents. Here is a media release about them from the Revelstoke RCMP. We added the headlines to each section:
Motorcycle rear-ends vehicle after sudden stop due to congestion
At 1:50 p.m. a westbound passenger car from B.C. stopped suddenly due to traffic congestion near the Enchanted Forest, 33 kilometres west of Revelstoke on the Trans-Canada Highway. The westbound motorcycle, also from B.C., rear-ended the car. BC Ambulance Services (BCAS) and RCMP attended the scene. The motorcyclist was treated for non-life threatening injuries. No charge(s) were laid.
Rescue after visitor falls into Begbie Falls
At 2 p.m. Revelstoke Volunteer Fire Department, Revelstoke Search and Rescue and RCMP responded to Begbie Falls, a popular scenic hiking trail, just south of Revelstoke off of Highway 23 South. A 26 year-old male from Saskatchewan had lost his footing near the bank off the water fall and fell a considerable distance, landing on the base of the falls. Revy SAR, BCAS and RCMP utilized a backboard and carried the injured hiker up the cliff to BCAS location where he was then transported to Queen Victoria Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Collision on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Revelstoke
At 3:30 p.m. an eastbound Toyota SUV crossed the centre line, approximately 11 kilometres west of Revelstoke on the Trans-Canada Highway and collided head-on with a westbound SUV from BC. BCAS and RCMP attended the scene. The 58 year-old driver of the Toyota from B.C. was issued a Violation Ticket for Driving without Due Care, contrary to section 144(1)(a) of the Motor Vehicle Act.
Two-vehicle collision downtown results in rollover
At 5:20 p.m. BCAS, Revelstoke Volunteer Fire Dept and RCMP responded to yet another two vehicle crash. A westbound SUV from B.C. was struck by a southbound SUV from Oregon at the intersection of Douglas Street and Wright Street in Revelstoke, BC. Occupants of the vehicles were treated for non-life threatening injuries. The 35 year-old driver from Oregon was issued a Violation Ticket for, Fail to Yield after Stop contrary to section 175(1) of the Motor Vehicle Act.
Revelstoke RCMP would like to remind motorist to be cognizant, especially this time of year as highways and roadways are busier than normal and traffic congestion is to be expected.