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RCMP investigate vehicle collisions in Fort St. John… 

Two vehicles collided as one driver forgets what yield means on a highway that has no merge lanes.

FORT ST. JOHN, BC: The Fort St. John RCMP has released a few details on a few vehicle crashes over the last two days… 

Police say on July 13, 2017 at 5:40 PM, the Fort St. John RCMP received a call of a motor vehicle collision that occurred in the yield lane of Alaska Road North which meets up with the Alaska Highway. 

Officers attended the scene to learn that a black Dodge Ram rolled on its side up against a white Ford F-350. Officers determined that one of the vehicles failed to yield while turning which caused the collision. One of the vehicles then struck the light standard. One of the drivers was taken to hospital suffering from minor injuries. The driver and passenger of the other vehicle suffered shock, minor cuts and bruises, but were not taken to hospital. Charges are pending against one of the drivers for failing to navigate a safe left hand turn.

A second collision not long after the first occurred just after 6 PM the same day. The Fort St. John RCMP received a complaint of a motor vehicle collision where a single vehicle had struck a power pole at the intersection of 85th Ave with
100th Street. 

Police attended the scene and believe that the driver of a green Dodge Dakota was heading south on 100th Street when the driver of a red 1999 Dodge Pickup allegedly stopped mid-left turn from northbound 100th St to westbound 85th Ave. The driver of the green Dodge swerved to the left to avoid hitting the other vehicle causing it to enter the ditch and collided briefly with a hydro pole. No word on injuries in this crash. 

A third crash occurred Friday morning just before 8 AM. The Fort St. John RCMP received a report of a single vehicle flipped over in the ditch near 79th St and 100th Ave. An officer attended and located a grey Jeep Cherokee flipped over in the ditch with the driver still inside with no visible injuries. The driver advised they were travelling toward the hospital when a tanker was driving past and the driver lost control of the vehicle, crossed the center line and into the opposing ditch. 

Alcohol was not a factor in any of the reported collisions.

Written and released by Fort St. John RCMP with edits by PJXM News.

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