Columbia Valley ATV rollover kills one

Operator was arrested for impaired driving causing death

Submitted by Cpl. Brent Ayers

Acting Detachment Commander, Columbia Valley RCMP

On June Saturday, 23rd at 11:15 p.m., Columbia Valley RCMP received a report of a single ATV accident with injuries on Westside Road, to the West of Radium across the valley. The complainant reported that they had been doing CPR on a subject for about 15-20 minutes, however cell service was lost. Columbia Valley members responded as quickly and as safely as they could and located the single vehicle rollover at the junction of Westside Road and Dog Leg Forest Service Road approximately 30 kilometres from Radium Hot Springs. A side by side was laying on the drivers side with an adult male laying unconscious on the ground a few feet from the side by side. CPR was continued until the arrival of other officers which included an Automated External Defibrillator “AED” and until the ultimate arrival of two BC ambulances. Tragically all efforts by all involved were unsuccessful in reviving the subject. The operator of the side by side was arrested for impaired driving causing death and samples were provided back at the Columbia Valley Detachment. This file is still under investigation.

As a reminder to all off road vehicle enthusiasts, please heed the safety precautions as provided and outlined by the manufacturers. Subjects should be strapped into the vehicle and Department of Transporation-approved helmets should be worn at all times. Drive accordingly to the weight of the vehicle and take into account that accidents can and will occur regardless of all precautions taken. Know your riding environment, including that night riding can compound problems. Further, please don’t drink and drive, after all life is a gift.

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