Police Report – icy roads and animal hazards

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Icy roads cause accidents

Nov. 24 police attended a single vehicle rollover on Hwy 97 near Maiden Creek after a northbound vehicle lost control on icy roads, crossed the highway and flipped into the ditch, damaging a Hydro pole in the process. The 68 year old driver and his 41 year old passenger, both from Vancouver, were treated for minor injuries. The vehicle was towed for repairs.

Close call for semis

Nov. 26 at 5:19 pm police received a report that a commercial transport truck on Hwy 1 just south of Ashcroft had swerved into the oncoming lane and clipped another semi, breaking off both drivers’ side mirrors. The second truck was located at the Esso on Cornwall Rd. The driver, a 65 year old Quesnel man, said he swerved to miss an animal on the highway and drove into the oncoming lane. No tickets were issued. He and the 51 year old Surrey driver exchanged information for insurance.

Abandoned vehicle was stolen

Nov. 27 at 12:24 pm police received a complaint of an abandoned vehicle on Hwy 97C by North Rd. Police located the Honda Accord with both rear windows rolled down and the radio missing. The car had been reported stolen out of Langley. The Registered Owner was notified and the car was towed to Cache Creek.

Never too old

Nov. 28 at 5 am a 67 year old Ashcroft woman reported that her 72 year old partner had assaulted her in their home. Police arrested the man, who is now facing an assault charge.

Horses on the road

Nov. 28 at 6:31 pm police received a report of a single vehicle accident on Hwy 97C by North Road. Police arrived and found BC Ambulance already on the scene, treating the 77 year old Ashcroft driver for minor injuries. His 73 year old wife was not seriously injured, but both were transported to Ashcroft hospital as a precaution. The man said he swerved to avoid several wild horses on the road and hit a patch of ice. There was minor damage to the Ford Winstar.

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