Four people hospitalized after collision on Highway 3/93

East Kootenay Traffic Services and the Elk Valley Detachment RCMP are investigating a multi vehicle collision that sent four people to the hospital with injuries ranging from serious to critical in nature.

The collision occurred on May 30, at approximately 5:30 p.m. in a highway construction zone on Highway 3/93 at Galloway, B.C.

In a May 31 press release, the RCMP said the multi-vehicle collision occurred when a semi truck and trailer careened into a line of stopped vehicles in a construction zone. The two kilometer section of provincial highway has been under construction since the beginning of spring as the province moves to widen the highway and add passing lanes.

The area had been well marked by the construction contract using warning signs, speed reader boards, pylons and flag persons but that was not enough to prevent the collision.

Initial police investigation into the matter indicates that eastbound traffic was being stopped on they highway by flag persons as construction material was moved. Several eastbound vehicles had already stopped on the travel portion of the highway when the semi fuel truck, entered the construction zone and appeared to not slow or stop as it approached the stopped vehicles.

The commercial vehicle slammed into the line of stopped vehicles causing a chain reaction which involved four additional vehicles.

Injured persons were transported to East Kootenay Regional Hospital to be treated for their injuries. The collision occurred during full daylight hours and the roadway was clear and dry at the time of the collision.

Investigation into this collision continues with police officers from Elk Valley RCMP, East Kootenay Traffic Services, SED Reconstruction Unit and Commercial Vehicle Safety Inspectors involved.

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