It's been a busy week for RCMP Traffic Services with three separate crashes between Whistler and Pemberton resulting in the use of an air ambulance.
The first incident occurred on Aug. 21 on Suicide Hill, approximately four kilometers south of Pemberton, when a motorcycle ridden by two people from Toronto hit a pickup truck. The 52-year-old male driver of the motorcycle was flown to Vancouver Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. His passenger and the occupants of the pickup were treated for minor injuries.
The highway was closed temporarily to allow the air ambulance to land and clear the site. The accident happened at 11:55 a.m., and the highway was re-opened after 1 p.m.
The second accident occurred the same day at 5:55 p.m., just north of Joffre Lakes. A vehicle lost control, crossed the centre line and struck a southbound camper. The 49-year-old woman driving the vehicle that crossed the road was flown to Vancouver General Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, while the occupants of the camper were treated for minor injuries.
No drugs or alcohol are suspected in either case, although the RCMP are still investigating.
The third accident took place on Sunday, Aug. 23. A southbound vehicle lost control and went off the road, rolling over. A 27-year-old Pemberton resident was flown from the scene with a serious head injury, while the 33-year-old passenger was treated for minor injuries.
RCMP seeking men who followed girl
The Whistler RCMP are looking for more information after they received a report of two men following a 12 year old girl on Sunday, Aug. 23. The girl was walking along the road from Lost Lake in the afternoon when a light brown, older model four-door vehicle with two male occupants slowed down and started to follow her. She ran and the vehicle followed her, all the way back to where she was staying at the Lost Lake Lodge. The driver opened his door at one point.
The men are described as white and in their mid-20s, and both had light brown hair. One was stocky and the other skinny.
If you have any information contact the Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044.
Dog's name turns up leads in sex assault
The RCMP have identified a suspect in an Aug. 3 sex assault based on the name of the dog that was in the vehicle.
According to the RCMP report a female was on the side of Highway 99 at Creekside at 6:15 a.m. when a man pulled up in a dark blue or dark grey 1990s Toyota pickup truck and offered to give her a ride. The man then made sexual advances towards her and touched her inappropriately.