Lack of two-way radio on resource road leads to head on collision with log truck

Location: 
Moberly Forest Service Road (near Chetwynd, BC)
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2012-02-29
Company Name: 
Kropp Logging Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A trapper was travelling in his pick-up through a narrow section on the Moberly FSR, a location that had some blind spots, when he had a low-speed head on collision with a loaded logging truck (see attached pdf for photo).

The trapper did not have a two-way radio and was cresting a hill at the same time as the oncoming heavy truck.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

• Trappers and all other private vehicles using resource roads should have and utilize two-way radios

• Install better signage for blind spots

For more information on this submitted alert: 

For more information: Brian Kropp, Kropp Logging Ltd. 250-219-0340

File attachments
Lack of two-way radio on resource road leads to head on collision with log truck.pdf
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