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Two car accident halts traffic on Silica Street Saturday

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
March 4th, 2012

At approximately 4 p.m. Saturday emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle accident at the corner of Silica and Cedar Streets in Nelson.

A late model compact station wagon slid into the intersection and was hit broadside by a taxicab, knocking the grey station wagon into the snow bank.

No one was seriously injured in the accident.

Nelson Police as well as Nelson Fire Department and B.C. Ambulance responded to the accident.

The street was closed until police conducted an investigation and a tow truck removed the immobilized vehicle.

Police are reminding motorists to be aware of the fast changing road conditions as we approach Spring.

Routine patrol a helps assualted young man get help

Early Saturday (1:20 a.m.), Nelson Police broke up a party during a routine patrol through the Fairview area.

It appeared that several youths were intoxicated and fighting when police pulled up to the scene.

A 17 year-old male who was allegedly assaulted called for an ambulance a couple of blocks away from the party. Police located the youth and Nelson Fire and Rescue attended immediately to treat the youth’s injured hand.

The young male was transported to Kootenay Lake Hospital where he received 15 stitches to his hand. He was released shortly afterwards from the hospital to his parents.

The incident is still under investigation.

Intoxicated male goes on a dumpster dive

Last Wednesday at 10 p.m. police arrested a male for being drunk in a public place.

Police are thankful that a Nelson citizen called 911to report an intoxicated male in a downtown dumpster. Nelson Police safely assisted the 40-year-old male out of the dumpster and transported him to cells. 

He was lodged overnight and released in the morning without incident. As you can imagine, this incident could have been devastating if it were not for the alert witness who called police. 


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