QUESNEL, BC: Four people are lucky to be alive after the truck they were in left the roadway, flipped in the ditch, and caught fire near Nazko on Sunday…
Police say at approximately 12:09 PM, officers responded to a single vehicle rollover, 110 kilometers west of Quesnel on the Nazko Hwy. Local citizens heard the crash and assisted while emergency services were enroute. The four occupants were pulled away from the truck before it caught fire.
Three of the injured were taken to hospital by local citizens while the fourth was transported by ambulance. Each suffered non-life threatening injuries.
As the truck burned, bystanders used fire extinguishers to keep the fire from spreading into the forest. Emcon and the Cariboo Highway Rescue Team worked in conjunction to contain and put out the small brush fire.
Police believe alcohol to be a contributing factor in this incident.
The investigation continues.