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Head on collision near Golden


At approximately 3:30 pm Mountain Standard Time, Golden RCMP Traffic Services responded to a head on collision 45 km west of Golden BC near the Rogers Pass.

The collision resulted in one driver being airlifted to hospital by BC Air Ambulance with serious injuries and 9 others transported to hospital by ground ambulance. 
 
The collision resulted in a three hour closure of the Trans Canada Highway which has since reopened.
 
While the cause is still under investigation, speed relative to conditions and inadequate tires appear to be factors in the collision.
 
Police would like to remind motorists to slow down and drive to the conditions of the road. 

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Highway 1 is closed in both directions from Revelstoke to Golden because of a collision.

There is no detour available.

Estimated time of opening is between 5 pm and 6 pm.

Check DriveBC for updates.



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