BY DUCK PATERSON
A motorist suffered only minor injuries after a crash involving a car and a transport truck on the highway in Ladysmith last week.
On Nov. 9, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Ladysmith RCMP, Ladysmith Fire Rescue and B.C. Ambulance Service were called to a crash at the intersection of Grouhel Road and the highway.
A truck towing a trailer of pallets was making a left turn onto the highway when it collided with a southbound vehicle. The driver of the southbound vehicle sustained minor injuries.
According to the RCMP, the driver of the vehicle attempting the left-hand turn was issued a violation ticket for failing to yield.
The day before, emergency services were called to a highway crash at the Roberts Street intersection.
The three-vehicle crash happened at about 4 p.m. on Nov. 8. RCMP say their investigation determined that a southbound vehicle travelling through a yellow light collided with a northbound vehicle that was making a left turn from the highway onto Roberts. The crash caused one of the involved vehicles to then collide with an RCMP vehicle being driven by an on-duty officer that was stopped at the light.
Southbound traffic on the highway was limited to one lane for more than an hour following the crash.
RCMP said it appeared that speed and failing to obey a traffic control device were factors in the incident, and the driver of the southbound vehicle was issued a violation ticket.
RCMP said there have been 10 crashes at the Trans-Canada Highway-Roberts Street intersection over the past two years and “most of the collisions involve either speed or failing to yield the right of way.”