Grand Forks RCMP are recommending fines under the Motor Vehicle Act against a man police say caused Thursday’s three-car pile up on Hwy. 3, east of the city. Sgt. Darryl Peppler said a 30-year-old Christina Lake man is facing a roughly $350 fine for distracted driving, after investigators determined that his Subaru sedan crossed the highway centre line, hitting a Nissan SUV head-on.
“It’s one of our bigger tickets for Motor Vehicle Act incidents,” he said, adding that road conditions were fine.
“This happened on a straight, flat stretch of road,” near the intersection of Gilpin Forest Service Road, he said.
The Nissan was carrying three people from a Christina Lake family, all taken to Grand Forks’ Boundary Hospital with minor injuries. A third vehicle, a white SUV, had its front windshield broken by flying debris, according to Peppler.