Grand Forks RCMP said this Nissan Rogue was hit Thursday, Jan. 28, by a distracted driver on Hwy. 3, east of the city. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks RCMP said this Nissan Rogue was hit Thursday, Jan. 28, by a distracted driver on Hwy. 3, east of the city. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks RCMP to ticket distracted driver who caused Thursday’s crash on Hwy. 3

A Christina Lake family hit by the driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries, according to police.

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.

READ MORE: Motorists taken to hospital after 3-car pile up on Hwy. 3, east of Grand Forks

“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.


 

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