This collision happened shortly after 10 a.m. on Thursday in the 1600-block of Columbia Avenue in Castlegar.

Two collisions in the same block

The 1600-block of Columbia Avenue was the site of two rear-end collisions in the span of about two hours on Thursday.

  • Jun. 16, 2011 1:00 p.m.

The 1600-block of Columbia Avenue was the site of two rear-end collisions in the span of about two hours on Thursday.

The first crash happened shortly after 10 a.m. and the second shortly after noon.

Distraction was cited as the cause in both collisions, according to police.

“One fellow said he got distracted briefly and slammed into the car in front of him,” RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew said.

The other driver told police he saw and waved at a friend just before rear-ending the vehicle ahead of him, Mathew added.

There were no major injuries in either collision.

The same block was the site of another rear-end collision a few weeks ago, which the Castlegar News reported at the time.

Mathew said police have noticed this particular block is a common spot for collisions but said similar crashes happen “all up and down Columbia … because people follow each other too closely.”

The at-fault drivers in both collisions on Thursday face fines of $109 for following too closely, she added.

 

This collision happened shortly after noon on Thursday in the 1600-block of Columbia Avenue.

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