City flower planters were spread out along Highway 1 in Salmon Arm near the intersection with 4th Street NE on Wednesday afternoon, after being struck by a transport truck.
Just after 3 p.m. on June 14, emergency crews responded to an incident where the truck, which was coming down the hill, appeared to have gone off the highway onto the sidewalk, pushing the flower planters with it.
Fire Chief Brad Shirley said from what firefighters gathered, the truck came down the hill, lost its brakes and ended up taking out two lamp standards as well as the planters.
“It was very fortunate no other vehicles were hit or any pedestrians struck,” he said.
Traffic in the westbound lanes was delayed although vehicles heading up the hill appeared to be moving smoothly.
Following the incident, the truck could be seen parked on the upper side of the intersection with one large flower planter in front of its front bumper, and two planters behind, all in the westbound curb lane of the highway.
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