Multiple calls in a few hours

It was a busy day for first responders in Revelstoke who were called to four incidents in a matter of hours.

Revelstoke RCMP Cpl. Thomas Blakney said the action started at 1:50 p.m. Aug. 22 when a westbound car from B.C. stopped suddenly due to traffic congestion near the Enchanted Forest, 33 kilometres west of Revelstoke on the Highway 1.  

A westbound motorcycle, also from BC, rear-ended the car. Police and crews attended the scene and the motorcyclist was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

No charges were laid in the accident.

Then at 2 p.m., the Revelstoke Volunteer Fire Department, Revelstoke Search and Rescue and RCMP responded to Begbie Falls for a report of an injured hiker.

The popular scenic hiking trail is south of Revelstoke, off of Highway 23.

“A 26 year-old male from Saskatchewan had lost his footing, near the bank of the waterfall, and fell a considerable distance, landing on the base of the falls,” said Blakney.

SAR, BC Ambulance Service and RCMP utilized a backboard to carry the injured hiker up the cliff before transporting him to Queen Victoria Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Ninety minutes later at 3:30 p.m., an eastbound Toyota SUV crossed the centre line approximately 11 Kilometres west of Revelstoke on the Trans-Canada Highway and collided head-on with a westbound SUV.

BCAS and RCMP attended the scene.  

The 58-year-old driver of the Toyota was issued a ticket for driving without due care.

And at At 5:20 p.m., BCAS, firefighters and RCMP responded to yet another two-vehicle crash.  

“A westbound SUV from BC was struck by a southbound SUV from Oregon at the intersection of Douglas Street and Wright Street in Revelstoke,” said Blakney. “Occupants of the vehicles were treated for non-life threatening injuries.”

The 35 year-old driver from Oregon was issued a ticket for, fail to yield after stop.
“Revelstoke RCMP would like to remind motorist to be cognizant, especially this time of year as highways and roadways are busier than normal and traffic congestion is to be expected,” said Blakney.

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