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Four teenagers were traveling in a southbound lane towards Hudson’s Hope, when they struck a moose, causing the vehicle to swerve into oncoming traffic. A northbound semi-truck and tanker maneuvered to miss hitting the pickup truck head-on. The trailer of the semi ended up tipping onto one side and blocked a part of Highway 29.
Three of the four teenagers were trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extracted using the jaws of life.
All four teens were initially transported to the Fort St. John Hospital and were treated for a variety of serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Sunday one teen was transported to Prince George for further medical treatment and remains in stable condition. Another teen is still in the Fort St. John Hospital for further treatment while the other two are recovering at home. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.
Everyone involved in the collision was wearing a seatbelt, which helped even more serious injuries.
The Highway was closed for approximately 2 hours while emergency crews worked to provide medical attention and investigate the cause of the collision.
The RCMP do not believe alcohol was a factor in this collision.
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