Four passengers received minor injuries, and a driver was charged, in a truck accident in Tulameen over the BC Day long weekend.
“We are extremely lucky that it wasn’t a fatality,” said RCMP Corporal Chad Parsons. “The people were riding in the box of the truck before it left the road.”
The accident occurred August 4 at about 9:30 p.m.
“Members who were already patrolling Tulameen days attended…the driver had fled the scene.”
Police were told the truck was travelling on Tulameen River Road at approximately 120 km an hour, said Parsons.
“He lost control of the vehicle and it went off the road and hit the ditch.”
Police later located the driver at his cabin and took him into custody.
“He was held in the cells until he was safe and sober to release.”
The driver, from the Lower Mainland, was given a 24-hour license suspension and faces several charges under the Motor Vehicle Act, said Parsons.