Two men are in hospital after a major single-vehicle rollover accident about 75 kilometres west of Prince George.
Sgt. Detachment Commander for the Vanderhoof RCMP, Svend Nielsen says it happened around 12:30 Saturday afternoon. “The Vanderhoof RCMP responded to a single-vehicle rollover which occurred just east of Finmoore Road off Highway 16,” he said. “The vehicle had lost control at one point and did a 360 and entered the south side of the highway and went off the highway approximately 40 feet down a short ravine, flipping two to three times and ending up on its roof.”
The vehicle is described as a blue GMC Sierra. The two men who were in the truck at the time are from Vanderhoof and received serious injuries says Nielsen. “The two males at this time are in serious condition, they were treated at the scene and then taken to University Hospital in Prince George,” he said. “EHS was on scene, we received lots of help from the public which stopped to assist, and there were different industrial first aid personnel who were traveling on the highway.”
The highway was never closed, although service was briefly interrupted. The Vanderhoof RCMP are continuing to investigate and will provide more information as it becomes available.