Driver Not Familiar with Suicide Hill

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP respond to a single vehicle motor collision where a truck lost control hitting a residential retaining wall. 

On Wednesday July 4th, just after 9:00 am, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP were called to the 2400 block of 30th Ave, Vernon for a report of a truck that lost control and backed into a residential retaining wall. 

The driver, a 31 year old male from Burnaby BC, who was un-familiar with the area attempted to drive up a steep hill, commonly known as suicide hill. The driver lost control of the truck when the breaks allegedly failed, causing the truck to go backwards down the hill and into a retaining wall on a residential property. The cause of the truck slowing or stopping on the hill is un-known at this time. 

“Fortunately no one was injured during this incident, however both the truck and the residential property suffered extensive damage”. Says Cst. Kelly Brett. “The investigation has now been taken over by the British Columbia Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement agency.” 

The driver was issued a notice and order, under the motor vehicle act, for insecure load and an inspection order to be completed. The investigation into the cause of the incident is on-going and the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP will continue to support the BC CVSE.