2008-08-21 Loaded log truck struck by passenger truck

Location: 
Lillooet Lake Road
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2008-08-21
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

 

On Thursday August 21, 2008, at approximately 2:15 pm, employee X was driving north ("loaded") on the West Lillooet Lake FSR with 2 passengers. At approximately 62.5 km we approached a white Ford F-150 driven by woman driving south ("empty"). This vehicle appeared to be driving at an unsafe speed.
Employee X pulled over as far as possibly could onto the "fill slope side" (shoulder), and came to a stop, expecting the F150 to pass on their side of the road. Instead, the F150 came directly towards us in our prone position and we were struck.
It is common and safe practice to transmit radio calls on the "common" frequency while traveling the West Lillooet Lake FSR. Employee X proceeded to call all of kilometers leading up to the accident (three witnesses). The white F-150 driven by Driver Y was not equipped with a radio to transmit these positional calls. She was also wearing "flip-flops" (loose sandals) while driving.
No major injuries resulted and all walked away from accident. The vehicle was not drivable. Contact was made with camp and first aid attended and alternate transportation was found.

 

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Drive defensively at all times. Use radio calls as directed but be aware that not all drivers are equipped with radios.

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