Black ice blamed for rollover near Kamloops
November 22, 2016 - 1:34 PM
KAMLOOPS - The driver is in hospital and his pickup truck is totalled after an early morning rollover near Kamloops.
RCMP say the driver lost control of his pickup truck at about 6:40 a.m., Nov. 21, on Shuswap Road east of the Lafarge Bridge after hitting a patch of black ice while going around a corner.
The truck skidded across the road and rolled once into a stand of trees before ending right side up, according to a RCMP media release.
The driver was taken to Royal Inland Hospital with head and chest injuries, but is in good condition. The truck was totalled.
"Police are reminding the public that colder conditions are bringing frost out on many roads even without snow cover," Staff Sgt. Doug Aird says in the release. "Ensure you have proper tires with sufficient tread and drive to the road conditions including being prepared for changing conditions."
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