At approximately 8:23 pm on September 30, 2014, there was an accident at the intersection of Glover Road and Highway 3B in downtown Trail where a cyclist was struck by a vehicle. The cyclist was flown to Kelowna Hospital for treatment and is currently in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.
The accident is still under investigation, however, the accident occurred after sunset and the cyclist was not wearing any reflective gear and there were no lights on the bike. This may have been a contributing factor in the accident.
Police would like to remind cyclists to use lights and reflective gear after dark to ensure they are visible to motorists.
On the 29 August 2014 at 4 p.m. the West Kootenay Traffic Services and Salmo RCMP attended a single motorcycle crash 4 km. west of the top of the Salmo Creston. A 57 year old Alberta male was travelling west bound on Highway 3 proceeding into a gradual left hand curve when he drove onto the gravel shoulder and then into the ditch area. The driver lost control of his bike at this point and was ejected from the motorcycle. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Alcohol and speed are not a factor in this crash.
The BC Coroner and West Kootenay Traffic Services are investigating this tragic crash.
This afternoon one of Canada’s premiere Olympic athletes, Clara Hughes, came to town.
Tied with Cindy Klassen for the most Olympic medals won by a Canadian, the only person to win multiple medals in both the Winter and Summer Olympics, Officer of the Order of Canada – Clara isn’t content with resting on her laurels. She’s involved in humanitarian causes and doesn’t shirk from putting in effort in addition to adding her name.
This time she’s involved with Bell Canada bringing Clara’s Big Ride to town. That’s part of the Bell Let’s Talk campaign to open up the discussion on Mental Health issues and reduce the stigma associated with it. Having Clara Hughes speak about how it has affected her personally is helping convince others to also share their experiences and stories. And Talk about it.
Bell Canada is sponsoring this 110 day journey across this country of ours. Also sponsoring are Canadian Tire, BMO, Cisco, President’s Choice, Aimia, Lundbeck Canada and Samsung.
Watch the event below.