An early morning accident at Decker Lake had traffic stopped on Hwy. 16 west of Burns Lake momentarily.

An early morning accident at Decker Lake had traffic stopped on Hwy. 16 west of Burns Lake momentarily.

Collision near Decker Lake

Burns Lake RCMP had a busy week responding to motor vehicle accidents.

On Feb. 19 at approximately 07:15 a.m., two vehicles collided on Hwy. 16 near Decker Lake.

According to corporal Terry Gillespie with the Burns Lake RCMP, there were three occupants in total and they were all injured.

Although the cause of the accident is still under investigation, Gillespie says it appears that one of the vehicles crossed the double solid centre line.

The Burns Lake RCMP also responded to three motor vehicle accidents over the weekend of Feb. 13-14, 2016.

The first collision was on Hwy. 16 at Decker Lake, where a vehicle rolled onto its side in the ditch. No injuries were reported.

The second collision was on Hwy. 16 at Priestly Hill, where a vehicle went down an embankment. This accident resulted in minor injuries for the car occupants.

The third collision was on Hwy. 16 by the airport road, where a vehicle ended up in the ditch. No injuries were reported.

According to Gillespie, the causes of these three accidents are currently under investigation. However, he says it appears that “speed relative to poor highway conditions” was a contributing factor.

Steve Gailing, Operations Manager at Lakes District Maintenance (LDM), said LDM met response times when receiving information regarding slippery roads on the weekend of Feb. 13-14.

“I can tell you we had our patrols out all weekend applying abrasives,” he said.

 

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