Motorists Reminded To Slow Down in Lions Bay

Squamish, Traffic Services

2016-07-12 15:23 PDT

File # 2016-4317

Photo of a corner on a two lane highway - not actual roadway

On July 12th, 2016 just after 10:00 am, Squamish RCMP members attended to a single vehicle rollover collision, northbound on Hwy 99, just south of the Loggers Creek Bridge, in Lion’s Bay.

The lone male driver was travelling southbound around the corner when he lost control, crossed over the northbound lane, ending up in the east side ditch. The 74 year old male from Gibsons, was extracted from the vehicle and taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Although it was not raining at the time, the road was wet and slippery. Speed nor alcohol are believed to be contributing factors to the collision.

This is the second such incident in three days, at this corner. The other, which occurred last Saturday, a northbound vehicle lost control in the corner and struck another vehicle that was southbound. Five people were involved, one person remains in hospital in critical condition.

The motoring public is reminded to drive according to the weather conditions. This area of Hwy 99 has a speed limit of 90 km/hr with a static speed sign warning drivers to slow to 60 km/hr for that corner. Motorists are reminded speed warnings are generally erected in high collision areas, or areas which are particularly difficult to maneuver around. On this particular corner it is imperative that driver’s slow to the recommended speed of 60 km/hr, in order to safely navigate the corner, says Cst. Melissa Wutke, a spokesperson for E Division Traffic Services

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Cst. Melissa Wutke
E Division Traffic Services
778-290-2845
 

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