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iN VIDEO: Terrifying dash cam footage of six-vehicle crash west of Sicamous

A screenshot from dash-cam footage posted to Facebook of the six-vehicle crash near Sicamous July 15.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/ Chad Wilox
July 20, 2020 - 11:55 AM

Terrifying dash cam footage of a six-vehicle crash west of Sicamous last week has been posted to Facebook.

The video shows the accident unfolding on the Trans-Canada Highway, July 15, when a transport truck crossed the double solid line and flipped onto its side.

The semi skidded down the highway before striking five other vehicles travelling eastbound, according to RCMP.

The dash cam video was posted by Chad Willox.

 

Here's a dash cam video of my wreck by a guy following me. The video footage is of my truck and trailer getting smashed. Time to make changes to Commercial Vehicle Regulations and Training. A twinned national highway would seem appropriate as well. I'm very blessed to be alive.

Posted by Chad Willox on Saturday, July 18, 2020

"The driver was charged, he was issued a ticket under the motor vehicle act for crossing the double solid line," RCMP Sgt. Murray McNeil told iNFOnews.ca. "He had an injury to his arm, and there were a few injuries to the other people involved int he other vehicles."

None of the injuries were life threatening, he said.

"It was just really lucky, with how that truck had crashed," he said.

After viewing the dash cam footage himself, McNeil describes the incident as "terrifying."

Police say speed may have been a factor in the crash but there's no evidence to suggest impaired driving was involved.


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