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Trucker nabbed for ducking RV collision

A hit-and-run trucker was nabbed shortly after driving off on the victims of the collision they were all involved in. The crash happened near Tabor Mountain just east of Prince George.
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A hit-and-run trucker was nabbed shortly after driving off on the victims of the collision they were all involved in.

The crash happened near Tabor Mountain just east of Prince George. It was about 11:30 in the morning on Monday when a Prince George couple with their young daughter pulled over to the side of Highway 16 East to do a maintenance check on their recreational vehicle. It was then that the suspect passed them on the road.

"While (the girl's father) was out of the motor home a westbound truck pulling a loaded log trailer struck the vehicle as it passed," said Prince George RCMP spokeswoman Const. Lesley Smith. "The driver's side of the trailer sheared away."

No one was injured but there was no way the suspect driver could know that. He did not stop.

"The driver of the logging truck kept on going but it was later located by North District RCMP Highway Patrol due to the information received from a member of the public who witnessed the collision," said Smith. "The incident could have been fatal."

A 54-year-old logging truck driver now faces multiple charges under the motor vehicle act, the most notable being failing to remain at the scene of a crash. It is an offense for you to depart a motorist collision of any kind, if you are involved in it, police reminded the public. They also cautioned drivers to use rest stops or particularly spacious sidings to pull onto for any reason.

fpeebles@pgcitizen.ca