RCMP say alcohol likely cause of crash

A man was able to walk away from an accident on Highway 16 near Kloiya Bay, but RCMP are saying alcohol may have been a contributing factor.

A man was able to walk away from a single vehicle accident on Highway 16 near Kloiya Bay, but Prince Rupert RCMP are saying alcohol may have been a contributing factor.

According to Const. Matt Ericson, spokesperson for the Prince Rupert RCMP, a truck left the highway shortly after 9 a.m. on March 28.

“The driver, who was the lone occupant of the vehicle, was taken to the hospital and sustained some minor injuries, but he was able to walk away,” said Const. Ericson.

“At this point we believe alcohol may have been  a factor in the vehicle leaving the highway, but the matter remains under investigation.”

According to witnesses who were on the scene, one of the rear windows of the vehicle was shattered and the canopy on the truck became detached and was flung away from the truck.

Port Edward emergency personnel were quickly on scene to assist.