Roadways prove treacherous in the Sicamous area

A semi crashed into the ditch west of Sicamous on Dec. 15 after the driver fell asleep at the wheel.

Five collisions in five days cause trouble for traveler on the TCH and 97A.

The Sicamous RCMP were kept busy as there were five serious motor-vehicle accidents in five days between Dec. 10 and 15.

At 6:30 a.m. on Dec. 10, the RCMP were on the scene of a rollover on the Trans-Canada Highway near the Silver Sands Road intersection. The driver of an eastbound pickup truck lost control of the vehicle due to the slippery conditions and crashed into the ditch before rolling. The driver, a 63-year-old man from Enderby was not injured and no charges were laid in relation to the incident.

Only two hours after the rollover at Silver Sands Road, the RCMP rushed to the scene of another single-vehicle collision. A westbound mini-van suffered extensive damage after crossing the centre line and crashing into a concrete barrier next to the eastbound lane near Bernie Road. The driver, a 49-year-old Sicamous resident complained of back and neck pain. Officers noted the van was equipped with adequate snow tires and the driver was not charged in relation to the incident.

On Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 3:30 p.m. the RCMP were called to a crash near the intersection of Riverside Road and Highway 97A. A semi truck was found in the ditch alongside the northbound lane of the highway, with the trailer it was towing blocking the highway. The driver told police his trailer locked up suddenly causing him to jack-knife into the ditch. The highway was closed for a short period of time until the truck and trailer could be towed from the scene. Officers noted that road conditions were good at the time of the incident.

Early in the morning on Dec. 15 an eastbound semi truck crashed into the ditch near the rest stop west of Sicamous on the Trans-Canada Highway. The single-vehicle accident occurred at approximately 3:30 a.m. Police found no evidence that the driver had applied his brakes before he crossed over onto the soft shoulder. The driver admitted he had fallen asleep at the wheel and was issued a ticket for driving without consideration. The trailer full of groceries was unloaded by a local towing company before the wreck was removed.

Another single-vehicle accident on the same stretch of highway on Dec. 12 also involved a semi truck, which reduced the highway to single-lane alternating traffic.

Truck driver arrested following rollover crash in Bainbridge

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. — Bainbridge Public Safety says a semi-truck driver has been arrested following a rollover crash early Monday morning.

BPS officers responded around 12:45 a.m. to the Highway 84 Bypass near the West Shotwell Street exit.

According to Captain Terry Pait, once the safety of the driver was secured, the scene was turned over to Georgia State Patrol. The Georgia Department of Transportation also responded to the call.

The truck driver escaped without injury but was arrested at the scene for driving with a suspended license and failure to maintain a lane.

Officials say portions of the guardrail were damaged and temporary guardrails have been put into place.

Crash Blocks I-5 North, South Near Tumwater: WSP

TUMWATER, WA — A semi rollover crash on northbound Interstate 5 has blocked multiple lanes near exit 99, south of Tumwater, according to Washington State Patrol officials. Trooper Johnna Batiste announced the crash on Twitter around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday.

The wreckage reportedly spans both directions of travel along I-5, with all southbound lanes blocked and a portion of the northbound lanes also blocked or delayed. Southbound traffic is being diverted to the 93rd Avenue Southwest exit.

The initial crash reportedly involved a semi and a passenger car in the northbound lanes, which sent the semi through the median barrier and into the southbound lanes where it collided with a FedEx truck. No one was injured in the initial crash, though Batiste reports at least one injury involving the collision with the FedEx truck.

This incident is ongoing. This post will be updated.


Trooper Johnna Batiste@wspd1pio

SOUTHBOUND I5 just before 113th is FULLY BLOCKED! And will be for awhile.

Southbound traffic is being diverted to 93rd. Troopers and @wsdot_tacoma will be working to clear out cars that are stuck between the collision scene and 93rd.

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Trooper Johnna Batiste@wspd1pio

What we know so far…
🔹Collision initially occurred NB I5 between a passenger car and semi (non inj)
🔹Semi lost control and pushed through the center barrier in to SB lanes
🔹Semi struck FedEx truck traveling south causing ALL SB lanes to be blocked. (Inj collision)

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Images via Washington State Patrol Trooper Johnna Batiste

FedEx semi crash blocks one lane of I-55 in Cape Girardeau

Emergency crews responded to a rollover crash involving a rollover on Interstate 55.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO – A rollover crash involving a FedEx semi-tractor trailer blocked one lane of traffic on Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

The crash happened before the Noon hour in the northbound lane at the 98.6-mile marker in the driving lane.

According to a Tweet from Cape Girardeau Police, the semi had a large fuel leak.

Cape Girardeau PD


: I-55 NB semi truck rolled over, large fuel leak. One lane blocked at 98.6 mm. Please use caution in the area.

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The driving lane is expected to be closed for approximately two hours.

At this time traffic is moving very slowly.

Drivers are urged to use caution in the area.

Cape Girardeau Police say an equipment malfunction is what caused the crash.