POLICE BEAT: Woman charged after accident on Granby Road and Highway 3
A 50 year-old Grand Forks woman has been charged with failure to yield to right of way after she struck a vehicle at the intersection of Highway 3 and Granby Road.
Police were called out to the accident scene, located east of the bridge, on Tuesday, July 24 at 10:06 a.m.
The woman, who was driving a 2004 gray Honda Accord, was turning onto Highway 3 from the Granby Road when she struck a westbound white Subaru Forester driven by a 60 year-old male driver from Fruitvale.
“There was significant damage to the vehicles but fortunately no injuires,“said Grand Forks RCMP staff sergeant Jim Harrison.
While the ticket she received was minor, the at- fault isurance claim may not be.
RCMP call outs at usual levels for season
Grand Forks RCMP have been busy this summer with both the natural tragedies and the regular call outs, said Harrison.
Last week the officers between Midway and Christina Lake opened up 108 files and 135 files the week before. The average number of cases they work on during the winter is about 40.
Harrison said tourism brings in the extra work, with Christina Lake taking the lions share of that activity. The community expands from the usual 1,200 residents to between 5,000 and 8,000 over the summer months.
“That is five to eight fold increase,“ said Harrison. “You are bound to get more calls for service out there.“
RCMP at Christina Lake have been facing the usual issues like minors drinking and petty thefts over the past few weeks, said Harrison.
“We`ll be out in strength over the August long weekend,“ reminds Harrison.