Insult added to injury in form of traffic ticket
A snowmobiler driving down Lac Du Bois Forest Road is recovering from broken ribs and injuries to his wrist and hand after he hit a snow bank, fell off his machine into the middle of the road and was run over by a friend following in a pickup truck.
The accident happened at about 11 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26.
The 42-year-old man and three friends had been taking turns riding the machine in an area just past the 10-kilometre mark on the road.
The man was driving the snowmobile closer to town, before it would be loaded onto the truck, when he lost control on a corner.
The truck-driving friend tried to stop the vehicle, but the roads were icy and he was unable to avoid running over his friend.
Emergency crews took the injured man to Royal Inland Hospital, where he was expected to have surgery for his injuries, none of which are considered life-threatening.
Kamloops RCMP determined none of the four had been drinking and the truck was not speeding.
The injured man was issued a provincial traffic-violation ticket for driving an uninsured snowmobile on the road and driving without reasonable consideration.