On November 22 at 3:15am, police and emergency crews from 100 Mile House were called to a serious collision on Highway 97 near the intersection of Tatton-Station Road.
A 25 year old male was believed to be walking in the middle of the north-bound lane at that location. The driver of a fully loaded transport truck was traveling north bound at a reduced rate of speed. The male was struck by the tractor unit and carried north approximately 130 feet.
The male, believed to be from Prince George, was severely injured but conscious when ambulance and rescue crews arrived on scene. He was transported to 100 Mile House Hospital, stabilized and subsequently taken Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops for further treatment.
Preliminary investigation determined that, by driving below the speed limit, the transport truck driver prevented this collision from being a fatality. There are indications that the pedestrian had consumed liquor.
The investigation into the collision is continuing but no charges are being considered at this time.