Another single vehicle rollover believed to be a result of driving without due care and attention had traffic on Highway 27 near Fort St. James stopped as RCMP dealt with the accident scene and a tow truck cleared the vehicle. Another single vehicle rollover believed to be a result of driving without due care and attention had traffic on Highway 27 near Fort St. James stopped as RCMP dealt with the accident scene and a tow truck cleared the vehicle. Photo courtesy of RCMP

Single vehicle rollover stops traffic

A single vehicle rollover near the Stuart River Bridge stopped traffic on August 6 near Fort St. James but resulted in no injuries.

  • Wed Aug 7th, 2013 9:00am
  • News

A single vehicle rollover on Highway 27 near the Stuart River Bridge stopped traffic on August 6 near Fort St. James but luckily resulted in no injuries.

The accident took place just after 2:30 p.m. about one kilometre south of Sowchea Road and is the second rollover accident within a week believed to be caused by driver inattention.

A 1998 Chevrolet Lumina driven by a 17-year-old female driver was traveling south on Highway 27 when the vehicle crossed into the northbound lane and shoulder, at which point the driver turned back into her lane and lost control over the vehicle.

The driver was taken to Stuart Lake Hospital for examination but had no injuries other than minor scratches to an arm.

The Fort St. James Volunteer Fire Department also attended and deployed foam onto a fuel leak from the vehicle.

The RCMP said charges are pending against the Fort St. James woman for driving without due care and attention and the accident could have been fatal.

RCMP are warning drivers to give their attention to driving and not be distracted by other activities.