A tow truck operator prepares to roll a pickup back onto its wheels after it went off Pleasant Valley Road and landed in front of a home Wednesday around 6 p.m. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Barriers called for at site of truck rollover in Vernon

Ministry of Transportation says traffic engineers will assess whether barriers are warranted

The City of Vernon has received a request to install roadside barriers at the site of a recent truck rollover, but says it is up to the Ministry of Transportation to make the call.

On Wednesday evening, Feb. 12, a pickup truck was driving north at the 5000 block of Pleasant Valley Road. The truck “fish tailed” over black ice, crossed the centre line and struck a vehicle in the other lane.

The truck then went over an embankment on the west side of the road, settling just feet away from a resident’s home. The driver was shaken but escaped the accident without significant injuries.

“We can confirm this portion of Pleasant Valley Road is located in Electoral Area B,” said communications manager Christy Poirier. That means it’s under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI).

The ministry said on Friday it had not received any requests for the roadside barriers prior to the accident, but said it would look into the location.

“The ministry’s local district staff will work with our traffic engineering group to determine if roadside barrier is warranted at this location, and if so, where this location ranks with other district priorities,” a MOTI spokesperson said in an emailed response.

WATCH: Truck rolls off embankment, lands near Vernon home

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Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
Email me at Brendan.Shykora@vernonmorningstar.com
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