A 78 year old Merritt woman lost control on a slippery corner on Hwy 97C.

Police Report – Accidents and more accidents

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment

Semi loses control

Dec. 14 at 3:30 pm police attended a single vehicle accident after a northbound semi truck pulling an empty flatbed lost control on Hwy 97 just north of the Bonaparte Reserve, crossed the highway and hit the oncoming ditch as well as a fence. There were no apparent serious injuries to the driver, but the 25 year old Abbotsford man was taken to the hospital in Kamloops. The accident was blamed on slippery roads.

Into the ditch

Dec. 15 at 6 pm police attended  an accident involving two vehicles on Hwy 97 in 16 Mile. The drivers of both vehicles avoided contact by hitting the ditch. A 49 year old Vernon woman driving a Ford F150 lost control on the slippery highway and nearly hit a GMC pickup driven by a 60 year old man from Blind Bay. There were no serious injuries but both vehicles had to be towed for repairs.

Slippery rollover

Dec. 16 at 8 am police attended a single vehicle rollover on Hwy 1 at Thompson River Estates after a 72 year old Kamloops man lost control of his Ford F150 on slippery roads. He crossed over into the oncoming lane and rolled as he hit the ditch. He was transported to hospital in Kamloops as a precautionary measure.

Off road in Cache Creek

Dec. 16 at 10:30 am police attended a single vehicle accident just east of Cache Creek after an 18 year old Knutsford woman lost control of her westbound Dodge Ram and went off road to the left, heading down a steep embankment. The truck came to rest on its roof. There was major damage to the truck but both the driver and her passenger, a 22 year old Clinton man, were wearing seatbelts and neither were injured.

Slid down embankment

Dec. 16 at 11 am police attended a single vehicle accident on Hwy 97C about 3 km east of Ashcroft, near the gravel pit. A 78 year old Merritt woman lost control of her Kia Magentis on a downhill corner. The car spun across the oncoming lane and off the highway, backing down a steep but short incline. Ashcroft Fire Rescue, BC Ambulance and RCMP  assisted the driver from her vehicle to a waiting stretcher and carried her back up to the highway where an ambulance was waiting for her. She was transported to the hopsital and her condition was not known.

Family visits

Dec. 16 at 5:30 pm police attended a disturbance complaint at a residence on Hwy 99 where an intoxicated 27 year old uninvited relative was yelling and screaming. Police arrested her and transported her back to Ashcroft where she was lodged in cells for an hour until being released to her mother. She was given a ticket for being intoxicated in a public place.

Domestic argument

Dec. 17 at 6 pm police were called to a residence on Nugget Rd. in Cache Creek where a couple was arguing loudly. Neither were there when police arrived, but the woman was located at a neighbour’s house. The man, who had allegedly smashed a cup, was not located. There was no significant damage and no charges laid.

Disturbing everyone

Dec. 19 at 11:25 am police responded to a number of complaints about a single intoxicated woman causing a disturbance at several businesses in Ashcroft and Cache Creek by being belligerant with staff. The businesses included the Ashcroft Liquor Store and the Oasis Beer and Wine Store.

At 1 pm her landlord in Cache Creek phoned to complain that she was still in her premises even though he had evicted her and she was supposed to be gone. The 56 year old woman, formerly of Cache Creek, was located on her way out of town. She said she was moving to Kamloops

Wasn’t looking

Dec. 20 at 12:45 pm police attended a two vehicle collision on Hwy 97C at the frontage road that leads to ASC Automotive after a 77 year old Pavilion man turned onto Hwy 97C in his pickup and struck a Ford SUV that was turning left from the frontage road. The SUV was being driven by a 44 year old Ashcroft man. Neither man was injured, but the SUV had to be towed for repairs.

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