RCMP are warning drivers to watch out for falling rocks throughout the region.
Police in the Columbia Valley were called last week after a vehicle was hit by a chunk of rock on Highway 93 near Kootenay National Park.
The impact left an eight inch by eight inch dent in the vehicle’s hood
Corporal Brent Ayres says the incident could have been significantly worse.
“Due to the melt, it dislodged. My experience unfortunately, there has been a couple of times where someone has been either injured severely or actually in one situation, someone has passed as a result,” Ayres says.
Ayres says drivers need to be aware of potential hazards or wildlife in mountainous terrain.
“Try not to stay zoned. Drive like a fighter pilot where you are always scanning around every time you are driving down the road,” Ayres says.
– Corporal Brent Ayres, Columbia Valley RCMP