Police investigate motor vehicle incident involving traffic control person

B.C. Southeast District, Traffic Services

2017-11-17 16:02 PST

Lavington, BC: The North Okanagan Traffic Services are continuing their investigation of a motor vehicle incident which resulted in a traffic control person being transported to hospital.

On November 17, 2017, shortly after 10:00 a.m., police attended a construction zone on Highway 6 in Lavington between School Road and Hill Drive after receiving a report that a traffic control person had been hit by a vehicle. Early indications are that a west bound vehicle approached the construction zone and was apparently stopped by the traffic control person in an area reduced to one lane of traffic. It appears the driver of the vehicle involved was unable to stop in time and hit the traffic control person.

The traffic control person, aged 66, has since been transported to hospital with serious injuries. The 75-year-old driver of the vehicle involved is cooperating with the investigation and a number of witnesses have been identified.

Police are continuing their investigation and no further information is available at this time.


S/Sgt Annie Linteau

Senior Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
RCMP/Government of Canada
annie.linteau@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Tel: 778-290-2889
Cell: 604-910-6892
Fax: 778-290-6114

 

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