East Kootenay Traffic Services says its too early to say if charges will be laid after a serious crash near Jaffray sent four people to hospital.
Sgt. Don Erichsen says luckily no one was killed Tuesday night when a semi truck slammed into a chain of vehicles in a construction zone on Highway 3/93.
The two kilometer section of highway has been under construction since the beginning of spring as the Province moves to widen the roadway and add passing lanes.
Police suggest the area has been well marked by the construction contractor using warning signs, speed reader boards, pylons
and flag persons.
Erichsen admits it was a big incident and they are still in the early stages of their investigation.
He explains when they are looking into an incident with just two vehicles, the process could take weeks.
The Sgt. says with five vehicles involved in this collision, it would be premature to comment on whether or not charges will be recommended.
Erichsen points out all victims that went to hospital are in stable condition and some have even been released.
The incident closed the highway for seven hours.
Erichsen says road conditions were fine during the time of the incident and he believes it could have been preventable.
He adds when you combine impatience with construction zones, sometimes bad things happen and that is certainly what happened Tuesday night.
RCMP are reminding motorists to take extra caution when driving through construction zones.
– East Kootenay Traffic Services Sgt. Don Erichsen
– Josh Hoffman