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iN VIDEO: Police investigating after semi truck nearly causes head-on collision near Golden

A screen capture of dash cam footage posted to Facebook, credited to Kamaljit Singh.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/ Putt Jattan De Driver Truckkan De
July 08, 2020 - 1:00 PM

Dash-cam footage of a near head-on collision on the Trans-Canada Highway near Golden has prompted a police investigation.

The video posted to a public Facebook page shows a semi crossing the double yellow line to pass and almost hitting a semi head-on coming from the other direction.

The inside lane was occupied by a third semi, and the dash cam video was shot from a vehicle traveling in the passing lane. 

Lights from the oncoming semi can be seen before the passing semi pulls out on the left, and the dash cam vehicle was forced to slow down to allow them to re-enter the lane and avoid the collision.

RCMP were alerted to the June 30 incident, and an investigation is underway.

"That was a close call for sure," Chad Badry from B.C. Highway Patrol said.

An investigator out of Golden has been assigned to the case, and they have identified the company the semi was driving for.

"I'm sure that once the investigator contacts the company we'll get some cooperation," he said. "I don't think any company wants to have any driver putting their truck and trailer and other lives, and even their driver's life at risk like that."

Barry added that it was a very serious incident, and RCMP will ensure they will track down the driver so that it doesn't happen again.

"We would encourage anybody who has video or information about such an incident to call their local police attachment, or to report it to traffic services unit in the area so that we can deal with these drivers."

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