A motor vehicle accident occurred early on the morning of Sept. 27 on Highway 16 near Palling Road West, causing at least one injury.
According to Madonna Saunderson from RCMP media relations, officers responded to the accident at approximately 6:34 a.m, and emergency health services were called for reported injuries. Saunderson told Lakes District News that the extent of the injuries are unknown at this time.
Village of Burns Lake Fire Chief Robert Krause, who was present as part of the response team, also spoke to Lakes District News about the details of the accident. “One person was transported to hospital by B.C. ambulance services (BCAS), the extent of their injuries is unknown. Burns Lake Fire Rescue attended to secure the scene and assist BCAS with loading the patient into the ambulance.
Krause also said that the accident also caused damage to a hydro pole, causing a power outage in the Palling area.
According to both Krause and Saunderson, the cause of the accident has not been determined, and is under investigation by the RCMP.
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