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A single-vehicle crash at the Murphy Creek bend

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On October 22, 2020 at 11:12 a.m. the Trail and Greater District RCMP responded to a report of a single motor vehicle rollover incident on Highway 3B, at the Murphy Creek bend north of Rossland.

According to witnesses the driver, a 29-year-old Warfield man, was northbound in a 2010 Toyota Tacoma when he failed to negotiate a corner on the highway and struck a cement barricade. The man and his truck launched into the air and landed a distance away from the impact point before rolling over onto its side. Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue with assistance from BC Emergency Health Services extracted the man from his vehicle, and he was then immediately taken to hospital for treatment and care.

Trail RCMP believe that impairment by alcohol may be a factor in this incident. The police investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash is ongoing. Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police are asked to contact the Trail RCMP.

Trail RCMP remind everyone to be prepared for winter driving by:
  • slowing down;
  • driving defensively;
  • driving according to weather and roadway conditions;
  • having an emergency survival kit in their vehicle in case of an incident;
  • having good winter-rated full set of tires on their vehicle;
  • checking the weather and for travel warnings before leaving home

Click here to visit the Shift into Winter website
Click here to visit the Drive BC website to access BC Highway Webcams
 

Call 1-888-630-1420 to report road concerns in the Kootenay Boundary Region to the YRB (Yellowhead Road and Bridge)