Driver injured on Highway 99 after sheet metal falls off back of truck

Police asking for anyone with information on incident to contact Pemberton RCMP detachment

A driver was injured Thursday after a piece of sheet metal fell off the back of a truck on Highway 99, police said.

At about 11:15 a.m. Aug. 9, Pemberton RCMP was notified of the incident near Soo River. The metal, which police said was about one metre by 70 centimetres in size, reportedly fell off the back of a black flatbed truck, penetrating the windshield of another vehicle.

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Although not directly struck by the metal, the driver was injured by broken glass, police said.

Whistler Councillor Steve Anderson posted to the Sea to Sky Road Conditions Facebook page on Thursday saying that his wife was driving the vehicle that was hit.

“(The truck) lost the load on (a) passing stretch, taking out (the) windshield and dashboard of my wife Susan’s car, nearly decapitating her,” he wrote. “I want to find this vehicle.” (A call to Anderson was not immediately returned.)

Police said the black truck continued southbound following the incident.

“Police are reminding motorists that securing items on your vehicle is the law and tragic consequences can occur when something falls off your vehicle and strikes another vehicle or pedestrian,” RCMP stated in a release.

Anyone with information on this accident is asked to call the Pemberton RCMP at 604-894-6634, or Sea to Sky Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to remain anonymous.

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