Dangerous driving could have been a factor in Tuesday’s collision in downtown Trail. According to RCMP, just before 3:30PM, a West Kootenay Traffic Services officer observed someone who appeared to be going faster than the posted 70 kilometer per hour speed limit. Sergeant Chad Badry with West Kootenay Traffic Services says the officer turned around the pursue the driver.

“She turned around to go and pull the person over, lost sight briefly as they came around a corner and then headed towards that intersection where the collision was and then saw the collision happen.”

That same driver was arrested for dangerous driving but was subsequently released without charge. RCMP are still investigating and will determine if charges are warranted.

It happened at the intersection of Cedar Avenue and Victoria Street and one person was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

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Highway 3B was closed in Trail yesterday afternoon after a motor vehicle incident involving five vehicles. Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire and Rescue responded just after 3:30PM to the intersection of Cedar Avenue and Victoria Street. Three members from the Trail detachment attended as well as RCMP and BC Ambulance Service.

The highway was closed for over an hour and traffic was significantly backed up. One patient was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

RCMP are investigating.