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One person air-lifted to hospital following serious crash…

QUESNEL, BC: One person was injured after a two vehicle crash late Thursday morning south of Quesnel…

Police say at approximately 10:25 AM, RCMP and Emergency Services responded to a serious injury collision 37 kilometres south of Quesnel. Upon arrival, members located a jack-knife commercial truck and a pickup truck in the southbound lane of Highway 97.

Investigators have determined the driver of the northbound commercial truck was driving too fast for the road conditions and lost control causing the trailer to jack-knife. A pickup truck heading south struck the trailer. The driver of the pickup was injured and air-lifted to hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries.

Several other vehicles were indirectly involved as they came upon the scene and tried to stop, sending a couple of vehicles into the ditch. No other people were reported to have been injured.

The driver of the transport truck was not injured and issued a Violation Ticket for Speed Relative to Conditions which carries a fine of $167 and 3 points.

Prince George Regional Traffic Services (Quesnel) has assumed the investigation. Anyone with information about this crash who has not spoken with police is asked to call PGRTS in Quesnel at 250-992-9211.

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