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Three people injured in Hwy 97 crash north of Quesnel…

QUESNEL, BC: Three people were taken to hospital after a two vehicle collision on Highway 97 north of Quesnel Tuesday evening…

Police say at approximately 6:20 PM, the officers responded to a collision on Highway 97 near Dunkley. A Ford truck entered the highway from a driveway and was struck by a northbound pickup. The driver of the Ford truck and the driver and passenger of the northbound truck were transported by ambulance to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The highway was shut down while the scene was investigated by the police. A second collision occurred when a semi truck rear-ended another semi who was stopped at the scene in traffic. There were no injuries from that collision.

“We want to remind the public to slow down and drive appropriately for the road conditions. Motor vehicle collisions are avoidable when drivers exercise caution in bad weather”, said Sgt. Richard Weseen. “Those that drive to fast for the road conditions are placing themselves and others at risk.”

The two crashes are being investigated by the police and alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

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