A Ford pickup lays on its side after doing doughnuts in the Lester Centre parking lot.

A Ford pickup lays on its side after doing doughnuts in the Lester Centre parking lot.

Doughnuts lead to rollover at Lester Centre parking lot

On Nov. 14, members of the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment responded to a complaint of a single vehicle rollover at the Lester Centre.

On Nov. 14 2013 at approximately 1:51 p.m., members of the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment responded to a complaint of a single vehicle rollover at the Lester Centre located at 1100 McBride Avenue, in Prince Rupert, BC.

Upon arrival at the scene police located a pickup truck lying on its side with significant damage to the cab area. At the time of the collision there were four occupants inside the vehicle, three inside the vehicles cab, and one in the bed of the truck. Further investigation determined that the vehicle had been doing doughnuts in the parking lot when the driver lost control and subsequently rolled the vehicle over.

“Thankfully the occupants of the vehicle sustained only minor injuries,” said Const. Matt Ericson, spokesman for the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment.

“However, this should serve as a reminder to the community of the extreme dangers of using a vehicle for this type of purpose. The passengers are very lucky that they were not serious injured or killed.”

At this stage the investigation has been concluded, however the Prince Rupert RCMP are asking anyone that may have information regarding these types of incidents to contact the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment at 250-627-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Please remember that Crime Stoppers pays cash for information that leads to an arrest