Teens dive away from speeding semi in Westsyde

By James Peters
December 6, 2017 - 9:44am Updated: December 6, 2017 - 5:32pm

KAMLOOPS — RCMP investigators are looking for witnesses after two teen girls narrowly avoided being run down by speeding semi in Westsyde last week.

Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says the incident happened on Tuesday, November 28, at about 10:00 a.m.

"Two young girls were walking along Westsyde Road near Serle Road when a semi truck swerved into Serle Road, hopped onto the curb, and then continued onto Westsyde Road southbound," said Shelkie.

"To avoid being hit by the semi, one of the girls pushed her friend out of the way which caused her friend to fall, hit her head and break her finger."

Shelkie says though one girl suffered injuries, being hit by the semi would have been much worse.

"It was a heroic act. The friend was able to pull her friend out of the way and it could have been much more serious than it was. Luckily, the one friend was paying attention and saw the semi coming toward them."

"It's a residential area, and it's unusual for a semi-truck — or any vehicle for that matter — to be making this type of a swerve on the road. So that's why we'd like to speak to the driver: just to find out what the incident was that caused him to do this."

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