Cache Creek-area bus crash caused by road obstruction

By James Peters
November 28, 2018 - 11:58am

CACHE CREEK, B.C. — RCMP say a crash that resulted in injuries to a high school girls volleyball team near Cache Creek yesterday was caused by something in the road.

The van carrying 12 people on their way from Prince George to Powell River crashed into the ditch during the noon hour yesterday, resulting in four injuries.

Cpl. Mike Halskov of E-Division Traffic Services says the driver had swerved to avoid an obstruction in the road, over-corrected and hit the ditch.

Halskov says the obstruction is not known right now.

"It could have been wildlife, it could have been something that had fallen off of a vehicle and was in the travel lane, or it could have been an oncoming vehicle that crossed the centre line and into the path of the van," said Halskov. "I don't know specifically what it was; Ashcroft RCMP will be looking into that."

Halskov notes road conditions and weather conditions were good at the time.

"It could have been far, far worse. It's very unfortunate four people were injured as a result of this, but thankfully, the injuries appear to be non life-threatening," said Halskov. "We wish those involved a speedy recovery to this undoubtedly traumatic event."

Ashcroft RCMP are still looking to interview witnesses of the crash.

If you saw what happened, call the Ashcroft detachment at (250) 453-2216.

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