Vernon and North Okanagan
Florida driver refuses to stop for flagger
Oct 4, 2013 / 12:35 pm
RCMP are looking for a motorhome with Florida plates after the vehicle blew past a flagger in a construction zone on the Trans Canada Highway near Salmon Arm Thursday.
The incident occurred shortly after a two vehicle collision in the same area.
According to police a vehicle turning left off the highway, in the construction zone east of Salmon Arm about 11 a.m. Thursday, was hit from behind by a westbound vehicle.
The drivers were taken to hospital with whiplash type injuries.
At the same time, a motorhome with Florida plates drove into the oncoming lane toward a flagger who was holding a stop sign.
The flagger had to move out of the way of the motorhome which continued past the accident scene, past the flagger attempting to stop it at the other end and. It then continued west on the Trans Canada Highway.
Police were en route to the collision and were unable to deal with the driver of the motorhome.
The licence plate has been noted and police say they will deal with the driver.
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