Safety Concerns Following Highway 125 Fatality
Safety concerns are being raised about a section of the 125 Highway after a fatal accident near Balls Creek, yesterday.
The 79-year-old driver involved in the single-vehicle crash died yesterday afternoon in hospital.
His 78-year-old female passenger suffered non-life-threatening injuries after their Ford pickup left the road and rolled over in the ditch.
Both are from North River in Victoria County.
Frenchvale fire chief Mark Voutier says yesterday’s crash is the second major accident they responded to in that area of the125 in just over a week.
He adds the road there is rutted and when there’s heavy rain, there’s a risk of vehicles hydroplaning.
Meanwhile, the regional construction manager with the Department of Transportation says they’ve identified about six kilometres between Highway 105 and Exit 6 on Highway 125 where rutting is evident.
Paul Colton adds they’re now looking to secure funding for the estimated 1 million dollars worth of work.
He goes on to say the project is a high priority for the Department and they hope to begin the work sometime in the near future.