Multi-vehicle crash in Kootenay National Park

18-wheeler, logging truck and multiple vehicles involved; no one injured

On Wednesday, October 11th at about 11 p.m., Columbia Valley RCMP received a report from National Park Banff Telecoms that there was a multi vehicle collision on Highway 93 near the Radium Hot Pools in Kootenay National Park. The first significant snow fall of the season led to very slippery road conditions. That’s when an 18 wheeler ended up perpendicular to the road half way down a hill blocking both lanes. It occurred when a descending 18 wheeler was approaching an ascending logging truck. While he was descending he was controlling his speed with the engine brake and travelling between 40-45 km/h in a posted 60 km/h zone when the engine brake shifted for a half second to a different compression ratio and his empty trailer began to slide. He attempted to straighten out but could not and seeing the loaded logging truck coming up the hill and wishing to avoid any kind of collision looked for the best and safest place to ditch his truck and trailer. While ditching it, the rear driver’s side corner of the empty trailer caught the logging truck’s trailer. This caused the logging truck to also ditch. Then, a passenger vehicle that was driving behind the semi-trucks and witnessed the trucks collide also had to take evasive action but not before scraping his small sport utility vehicle along one of the 18 wheelers. Other vehicles that were coming down the hill also saw the vehicles in the ditches and they too were caught in the mess and caused damages to their vehicles as they could not stop in time. Even though it seemed like a bit of chaos, there were no injuries. The collisions were caused by the weather and subsequently no one was charged.

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