Campbell River RCMP investigate parked logging truck crash

Campbell River RCMP investigate parked logging truck crash
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WATCH: Campbell River RCMP are investigating a serious crash in Campbell River. It happened Saturday morning. The driver of a pickup was travelling quickly down 14th Avenue when he struck a parked logging truck. Kendall Hanson reports.

There are still broken pieces on the ground where a terrifying crash happened Saturday morning.

Snow was falling when first responders got the call shortly before 3 a.m. to a stretch of road at 14th Avenue in Campbellton.

The driver of a pickup truck had allegedly just plowed into the back of a parked logging truck.

“He was coming from a house party,” said Reba Ferguson.

She said the pickup hit the logging truck so hard “it was up on the sidewalk after the impact.”

First responders arrived and firefighters took 35 to 40 minutes to extricate a young woman, who was a passenger in the front seat.

B.C. Ambulance took her and the male driver to hospital.

“I’m told by a good friend that the driver, his wrists have been broken. He’s got cuts and bruises,” said Ferguson. “I just pray and hope that the female passenger does pull through and for a speedy recovery for her.”

The logging truck was still parked where it was hit until it was towed away last night. It’s now awaiting inspection. Its owner believes the truck was damaged to the tune of $15,000 to $20,000.

Campbell River RCMP did not respond to our request for information. They say a news release about the incident will be issued tomorrow.

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