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A Vancouver Truck Wreck Lawyer Looks at Trans-Canada Highway Crashes

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Personal Injury Lawyer at McComb Witten Marcoux

Posted on Apr 11, 2013

A Vancouver truck accident lawyer with McComb Witten recently read about a chaotic series of crashes that injured eight people on the Trans-Canada Highway, just west of Revelstoke.

The accidents occurred on Thursday, March 21, 2013; roads west of Revelstoke were very slushy and slippery that day. The first crash happened at about 8:00 a.m., near the Enchanted Forest. Two people were taken to Queen Victoria Hospital in Revelstoke as a precaution.

A while later, a semi-trailer flipped over onto the shoulder of the highway near the Three Valley Gap. The trailer broke free from the vehicle and rolled down an embankment, crashing into a car on the Three Valley Gap frontage road. The car was carrying a man and his two children. The driver of the semi-truck was injured and transported to Queen Victoria Hospital for treatment. The man and his children were not hurt.

Emergency workers, en route to the accident in the Enchanted Forest, stopped to offer assistance. Unbelievably, a big rig clipped the ambulance, injuring both the ambulance driver and trucker. Both were taken to Queen Victoria Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Later that same day, dicey winter weather conditions led to an injury crash on Highway 5. A firefighter from Merritt came to assist, but then his truck was rear-ended. He was taken to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops for treatment.

Although it appears that wintery weather was to blame, the RCMP is continuing its investigation.

The Vancouver truck crash lawyers at McComb Witten are relieved that no one died in these scary crashes, and we wish everyone involved a quick recovery.

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