Two logging trucks collide north of Prince George

January 5, 2012 | By | Reply More

Both trucks registered to same company

One man sent to hospital

Highway 97 about 55 Km north of Prince George was closed on Wednesday when two logging trucks collided at the Chachinka Forest Service Road and Highway 97.

Corporal Craig Douglass of the Prince George RCMP says the accident occurred just before 8 a.m., near Tallus Road, an entrance into the Summit Lake area.  When RCMP officers from Prince George arrived at the scene, they found one of the drivers was suffering from non life-threatening injuries while the second driver was uninjured in the crash.  The injured driver was taken to University Hospital of Northern B.C. by B.C. Ambulance.

Police believe that one of the logging trucks pulled off the Chachinka Forest Service Road onto Highway 97.  The other logging truck was on Highway 97, heading south, and could not avoid hitting the first logging truck.  Both logging trucks are registered to the same company.

Traffic was delayed as the accident was cleaned up and logs needed to be off loaded from one of the trucks for safety reasons.  The highway was closed for about one hour.


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