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Quesnel RCMP responded to two serious crashes earlier this week…

QUESNEL, BC: The Quesnel RCMP is investigating two serious collisions that occurred within three hours of each other on Monday morning…

On November 1, 2021, at approximately 6:20 a.m., a red passenger car left the road and collided with a power pole on the Blackwater Road, near Yargeau Road. The collision resulted in a power outage to the area and BC Hydro was on site attempting to restore power. Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the collision.

At 8:55 a.m., a northbound Mercedes car lost control and rolled on Highway 97, north of McLeese Lake. One occupant was transported by air ambulance and two by ground ambulance. The Highway was shutdown for approximately 30 minutes, and then to alternating traffic while the collision scene was cleared.

“The driver of the car that hit the power pole on the Blackwater Road was arrested for alcohol related offences,” said Sgt. Richard Weseen of the Quesnel RCMP. “We are very fortunate that the driver was not hurt during the collision, and did not hit another car, or pedestrian on the road.”

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