Highway 1 was temporarily closed east of Revelstoke as emergency response personnel tended to drivers involved in a two-vehicle head on collision on Thursday, March 9. RCMP photo

Semi driver ticketed for head-on collision

A semi driver was ticketed and another driver sent to hospital following a head-on collision on Highway 1.

The highway was temporarily closed around noon on Thursday, March 9, while police, Revelstoke Fire Rescue Service (RFRS) members, BC Ambulance Service paramedics, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure personnel, tow companies and EMCON flaggers tended to the scene of a two-vehicle collision.

Revelstoke RCMP Staff Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky reports an eastbound black Nissan Titan pickup truck collided head on with a westbound commercial tractor-trailer unit while passing just west of the access to Mount Revelstoke National Park.

“This westbound vehicle driver was issued a provincial violation ticket for fail to keep right, as their truck was found to be six to eight feet into the on-coming passing lane,” said Grabinsky.

RFRS had to extricate an injured man from the pickup truck. He was then transported to hospital in Revelstoke.

Grabinsky said the semi driver “also suffered non-life threatening injuries” in the collision.

The accident occurred on a two-lane section of the Trans-Canada Highway, said Grabinsky, resulting in the temporary highway closure to allow first responders to do their work.

“Once the injured parties are removed, the trucks will be towed, the debris cleaned up and the road assessed,” said Grabinsky.

Related: Driver forced from road by semi-trailer

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