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UPDATED: Speed blamed for Saturday's accident on Lakeview Crescent

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
November 26th, 2012

A 32-year-old male is facing charges under the Motor Vehicle Act for driving without due care after launching his 4-Runner vehicle through a barrier fence and into the backyard of a Rosemont resident Saturday evening.

The man was driving on McQuarrie Ave at around 6:45 p.m. before turning onto Lakeview Crescent. It was there he lost control before going over the bank and dropping approximately six meters to the yard of a resident on McHardy Street.

A Nelson Firefighter who lives across the street came to the aid of the man.

Nelson Department responded and used the Jaws of Life to cut the roof from the vehicle to extract the driver. 

BC Ambulance transported the man to Kootenay Lake Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries and released. 

The Nelson Police Department’s investigation concluded that speed was a factor in the collision and the man has been charged under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Slippery road leads to pick-up rollover, occupants escape unharmed

Nelson Police Department responded the second motor vehicle accident in two days after a mall pickup ended up on its roof on Government Road Monday afternoon.

The call came in at 12:20 p.m. of an accident. Upon arrival officers  found a small pickup on its roof and the two occupants outside, unharmed. 

The road was extremely slippery with black ice. 

Nelson Police and Nelson Fire Department members directed traffic safely through the slippery section while city crews were called out to sand the road to prevent any further accidents at that location.

No charges were laid as the accident was attributed solely to the conditions of the road.

Police would like to remind drivers to slow down and give plenty of time to reach destinations.

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Driver escapes serious injury in Rosemont accident

A driver is lucky to have not suffered serious injury when a Toyota 4-Runner left Lakeside Crescent in Rosemont and plunged down a steep bank into a backyard of a house on the 500 block of McHardy Street early Saturday evening.

The accident happened at approximately 6:45 p.m.

The vehicle was driving north on McQuarrie Ave turning left onto Lakeside Crescent when the driver lost control, crashing through the fence before rolling down the bank into the residence on McHardy Street.

A nearby resident, who happened to be a member of the Nelson Fire Department, heard the loud crash and rushed across the street to help.

The fire department member yelled at the occupant asking how many were in the vehicle.

The driver said he was the only occupant.

Nelson Fire Department responded, and using the Jaws of Life, removed the person from the vehicle.

BC Ambulance transported the injured driver to Kootenay Lake Hospital.

At the time of the accident the McHardy Street resident which the 4-Runner landed, was not home forcing the tow truck operator to move his truck before removing the severely damaged 4vehicle.

Nelson Police Department remained on the scene until City staff arrived to erect traffic barricades to block the hole in the fence created by the 4-Runner.

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