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Just before 12 p.m. Monday, the Dawson Creek RCMP responded to a collision involving four vehicles on Highway 2 between the EnCana Events Centre and the Dawson Creek Airport.
An RCMP investigation of the collision has revealed that a west-bound gravel truck towing a pup trailer collided with the trailer of an east-bound van. The axles of the east-bound trailer being towed by the van, were torn from the undercarriage of the trailer.
The gravel truck continued down the road and collided with an east-bound red SUV. The drivers side wheel assembly of the SUV was torn from the vehicle. The female driver suffered non-life threatening injuries and the three children in the SUV were uninjured.
The gravel truck then side swiped a black east-bound SUV. The SUV ended up in the east-bound ditch. The driver of the black SUV was taken to the Dawson Creek Hospital as a precaution and later released.
If that wasn’t enough, the gravel truck then hit the ditch and caught fire after it’s fuel tanks ripped open. The truck narrowly missed a hydro pole and rolled on to its side. The driver was able to walk away from the truck.
The Dawson Creek Fire Department extinguished the fire and extricated the female driver in the red SUV.
At this time, the RCMP believe everyone involved in the collision has been released from hospital.
Highway 2 was closed for over 6 hours while the RCMP and Provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement inspectors started their investigation. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.
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