(Black Press file photo).

Man in pickup survives head on collision with semi near Revelstoke

RCMP said the man walked away from the incident on Nov. 14 along Highway 1

The RCMP said it’s miraculous that a man sustained non-life threatening injuries after colliding head-on with a semi truck over the weekend.

Early in the morning on Nov. 14, a pickup truck smashed into a semi truck in Three Valley Gap, approximately 20 km west of Revelstoke on Highway 1.

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Police said it’s believed that the 1980s GMC pickup lost control on the icy roads and veered into the oncoming lane, colliding with the semi at low speeds.

A recent snow fall, coupled with warming and cooling temperatures resulted in the road surface becoming very icy, said police.

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The pickup driver was released by paramedics from the scene and transported from the scene by a family member. The driver and co-driver of the semi truck were also uninjured and were transported into Revelstoke by the RCMP.

A tow truck was needed to remove both vehicles and neither were drive-able.

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