UTV rollover accident claims one life near Kersley…

QUESNEL, BC: A senior has died following an incident with an ATV late Wednesday afternoon…

Police say on March 17, 2021, at 5:03 PM, RCMP responded to an incident involving a UTV (commonly referred to as a side by side) on private property south of Kersley. When the police arrived, they learned the UTV had rolled down a steep embankment and the sole occupant was seriously injured.

The investigation revealed the driver was doing chores on private property and was dumping a load a debris when the UTV started to roll down an embankment. The UTV lodged on a tree approximately 200 meters down the steep decline and the driver was thrown from the vehicle. The driver tumbled another 200 meters where he landed on a dry bank of the Fraser River.

The man suffered life threatening injuries but due to the location, and the decreasing natural light, a helicopter could not land at the scene.

With the assistance of Quesnel Search and Rescue, the man was extricated from the scene and transported by ground ambulance to the Quesnel Airport. He was then flown to UHNBC in Prince George but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.

The man’s name is not being released at this time, but police can confirm he was a 71 year-old resident of the area.

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