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BC Coroner makes four recommendations following 2011 highway accident

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
March 30th, 2013

Four recommendations to improve safety along a highway in the East Kootenay have been made by the BC Coroner.

The other recommendations were:

  • Upgrading Highway 95 to a “Class A” highway, which would require better maintenance.
  • Add an acceleration lane near the rest stop where the men were killed.
  • Reduce the speed limit on Highway 95 from Golden, B.C. to Radium, B.C. from 100 to 90 kilometers per hour.

The inquest resulted aftger the death of three men after their car was struck by two trucks during a snowstorm in January of 2011.

All major highways in the area had been closed, including Highway 1, the Trans Canada, which forced all traffic onto Highway 95.

It’s now up to the Ministry of Transportation to decide if it will adopt the recommendations.

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