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Semi jackknifes in slippery conditions on Trans-Canada near Salmon Arm


A three-vehicle collision on the Trans-Canada Highway near Salmon Arm yesterday morning was started when a semi jackknifed in slippery conditions.

Emergency crews were called to the crash at about 9:30 a.m. yesterday, Dec. 6, on Highway 1 near Kangaroo Road, according to an RCMP media release.

The semi’s trailer was blocking both travel lanes on the highway and the cab came to rest in the ditch, RCMP said. A westbound car and pickup truck hit the trailer.

All three vehicles were heavily damaged, but no one was trapped. The driver of the commercial transport truck and pickup truck weren’t hurt.

The driver of the car was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Traffic was detoured around the crash until around 12:30 p.m. so the wreckage could be removed from the highway.

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