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Rollover renews calls for improvements

KAMLOOPS, B.C. -- Police are calling for more improvements to a deadly corner near Shumway Lake, after a trucker wa...


KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Police are calling for more improvements to a deadly corner near Shumway Lake, after a trucker was lucky to escape injury when his rig rolled over on the Old Merritt Highway.

The corner has been the scene of four major accidents over the past five years, and although the B.C. Ministry of Highways modified the corner, it is still not safe according to police. In fact the speed limit has been increased from 80 km-h to 90 km-h.

The Langley, B.C.-based trucker who was involved in the latest accident told local media that "When the cab starts coming apart and you have rocks flying at your face, it’s scary."


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