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Drivers see red as wine-truck collision stoppered B.C. highway traffic

Bottles of wine are strewn over the highway after an accident west of Hope, B.C., Wednesday, Jan.8, 2014. Traffic was corked for hours on the Trans-Canada Highway after a semi loaded with bottles of wine collided with another truck. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-RCMP
January 09, 2014 - 11:17 AM

HOPE, B.C. - Traffic was corked for hours on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Hope, B.C., after a semi loaded with bottles of wine collided with another truck.

Pulp from the second vehicle also littered Highway 1, which reopened Thursday morning after 10 hours of cleanup.

RCMP say a 30-year-old Abbotsford man lost control of his vehicle full of wine and drove across the centre median hitting the other semi being driven by a 57-year-old Delta, B.C., man.

Cpl. Robert McDonald with RCMP Traffic Services says neither man was hurt but one of the semi-trailers was ripped apart in the force of the collision.

He says the Abbotsford man has been charged with driving without due care and attention and both vehicles are being examined to determine if there were any mechanical problems before the crash.

Police are asking any witnesses to call them with details about the wine-and-pulp spill.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2014
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