Hope, Canada- A tragic truck accident involving three 18 wheeler trucks yesterday resulted in fatality, said a witness with details of the collision.
The accident, which occurred late in the evening on Highway 1 just north of the city of Hope, occurred during a heavy snowstorm that made for hazardous road conditions and low visibility. A truck which was carrying a shipment of timber across Emory Creek Bridge slid out around a bend in the road and crossed into oncoming traffic, where it immediately collided with another Commercial Truck headed in the opposite direction. The third truck, which was following the northbound truck, was unable to stop in time and collided with the other semis. The driver of the third truck sustained only mild injuries, and walked away from the scene of the accident. The drivers of the first and second trucks sustained more severe injuries and were taken to local hospitals for treatment. The third person, who was a middle-aged male from western Canada and was a passenger in the second semi truck, lost his life in the accident.
Additional information about the truck accident is unavailable at this time. The source we spoke with said that there could be multiple contributing factors for an accident of this type, especially one involving a fatality, and officials are typically cautions in making a judgment, particularly when litigation could be possible. There is also no word yet on whether any of the drivers would be deemed at fault, and if criminal charges would be filed. In the Bronx and Brooklyn charges would be filed.