A highway mishap west of Burns Lake near Decker Lake ended up filling the ditch a pile of lumber. No one was injured in the accident

Lumber truck takes a tumble west of Burns Lake

The vehicle flipped and its side and slid to a stop down the highway blocking both traveling lanes of traffic for approximately four hours.

On Dec. 11, 2013 at approximately 5:15 p.m., the Burns Lake RCMP, Burns Lake Fire Department and Burns Lake Emergency Health Services responded to a motor vehicle incident involving a commercial truck and tandem trailer unit on Hwy. 16 West near Decker Lake.

The vehicle was traveling west bound on Hwy. 16 when the driver lost control of the vehicle spilling its load of lumber onto the road and ditch. The vehicle flipped and its side and slid to a stop down the highway blocking both traveling lanes of traffic for approximately four hours.

The driver was taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries. At this time it does not appear that road conditions were a factor. After a police investigation the driver was issued a ticket under the Motor Vehicle Act.

The Ministry of Environment was notified of the incident.

The Burns Lake RCMP are reminding driver’s to be mindful of road conditions and travel according to weather conditions.

On Dec. 10, 2013 the Burns Lake RCMP received a report of fraud targeting senior citizens in Burns Lake, B.C. An elderly victim in the Burns Lake community received a call from a company claiming to work for Telus claiming that the victims computer needed to be cleaned out.

The frauding company demanded the victim make several transactions involving the victims banking service. As a result the victim lost a substantial amount of money. The RCMP are aware of several scams similar in nature to this often targeting senior citizens.

The RCMP remind all persons to be cautious and vigilant when speaking on the phone or through email with banks and company’s. No company will ask you to confirm your banking information, credit card numbers, passwords or personal information.

The safest practice is to call the company or agency directly with a number you know to be safe. No legitimate company will ask for access to your computer.

 

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