UPDATE: Creston woman falls asleep at wheel and hits motorycle on Central Avenue in Grand Forks

An accident occurred on Highway 3 in Grand Forks by Extra Foods on Friday morning at around 11:30 a.m.

Fire chief Dale Heriot controls traffic on Highway 3 while RCMP and ambulance crews attend an accident site.

Grand Forks RCMP, Fire Rescue and ambulance crews were on hand on Friday just after 11 a.m. after a car hit a motorcycle on Highway 3 by Extra Foods.

Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison said the motorcycle was slowing to make the turn into the grocery store when it was struck from behind.

“A young lady (20 years-old) from Creston had been driving from Vancouver and fell asleep behind the wheel and impacted the back of the motorcycle at about 60 km/hour,” he said. “The passenger on the motorcycle – the wife of the driver – was taken by EHS (Emergency Health Services) with very minor injuries. In fact, I was just at the hospital and talking to her and she was fine.”

Harrison added that the motorcyle had extensive damage and had to be towed, while the car had extensive front end damage but was driveable.

Traffic was single lane for approximately 40 minutes.


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