Crew cab forced onto shoulder by car

Location: 
Highway 3, 5 km west of Salmo, BC
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2007-05-25
Company Name: 
Wildhorse Silviculture Ltd
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Crew cab driver signaled to make left turn off highway into Beaumont Timber yard.
Driver slowed down, checked mirrors for traffic approaching from behind. Observed small
car approaching very fast, it then pulled out & passed on solid line forcing crew cab onto
right shoulder. Driver had done a pre-trip inspection including a check of brake & signal
lights. All had been in good working order. Once driver had safely entered timber yard,
lights were checked again but were found to be still in good working order.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Since transportation crashes while commuting to & from work are potentially a major
source of serious & fatal injuries in the silviculture industry, recommended preventative
actions include:
- pre-trip inspections, including a check of turn signals, headlights & brake lights,
plus mirrors correctly positioned for driver
- drivers have appropriate licenses & driving experience
- passengers wear seatbelts at all times
- extra caution should be taken by drivers during early morning commutes when
other drivers may not be alert or are driving at excessive speeds

File attachments
2007-05-25 crew forced onto shoulder by car.pdf
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