Pedestrian knocked down by pickup truck succumbs to injuries

100 Mile House RCMP responded to 88 complaints and calls for service during the past week

  • Aug. 13, 2015 7:00 p.m.
A 65-year-old man is dead after being struck by a truck at the four-way stop on First Street and Birch Avenue in 100 Mile House on Aug. 7. RCMP say it is alleged the driver was making a left turn onto First Street when his vehicle struck a pedestrian. The driver of the truck stopped immediately and remained on scene in an attempt to render assistance, police say. The victim was taken to 100 Mile House and District Hospital with injuries to his head and leg. He succumbed to his injuries on Aug. 10.

A 65-year-old man is dead after being struck by a truck at the four-way stop on First Street and Birch Avenue in 100 Mile House on Aug. 7. RCMP say it is alleged the driver was making a left turn onto First Street when his vehicle struck a pedestrian. The driver of the truck stopped immediately and remained on scene in an attempt to render assistance, police say. The victim was taken to 100 Mile House and District Hospital with injuries to his head and leg. He succumbed to his injuries on Aug. 10.

Fatal MVI

Just after 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 7, the 100 Mile House RCMP responded to a motor vehicle incident (MVI) between a pedestrian and a pick-up truck at the four-way stop on First Street and Birch Avenue in 100 Mile House.

It is alleged the driver of the truck was making a left turn onto First Street when his vehicle struck a 65-year-old man who was knocked to the ground.

The driver of the pick-up truck stopped immediately and remained on scene and attempted to render

assistance.

The victim, who suffered injuries to his head and leg, was taken to 100 Mile District General Hospital.

He was later transferred to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.

On Aug. 10, it was learned the victim succumbed to his injuries suffered in the MVI.

The investigation into this collision is continuing and names are not being released at this time.

Roadside prohibition

On Aug. 7, investigators from Cariboo-Chilcotin Traffic Services observed a truck fail to stop for a stop sign on Horse Lake Road, and the driver was weaving within the lane of travel.

The vehicle was pulled over and the 22-year-old male driver displayed symptoms of liquor consumption.

An approved screening device was administered at the scene and the result was a “fail.” A second test was administered and the result was also a “fail.”

The driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside driving prohibition and the vehicle was towed and impounded for 30 days.

Logs fall on road

On August 4, traffic in the 5000 block of Highway 24 was interrupted as a logging truck had lost part of a load and the logs were spilled on the roadway, but the operator of the logging truck had not stopped.

Traffic was re-opened to single-lane alternating traffic as the debris was cleaned up.

Commercial Vehicle Safety Inspectors have assumed control of this continuing investigation.

 

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