THE AMOUNT OF CARNAGE we have seen on Kamloops-area roads in the past few weeks has been both unfathomable and unacceptable.
The most gut-wrenching incident happened about three weeks ago near Vinsulla, where a man driving a moving van witnessed his family almost completely wiped out in an instant after a head-on crash with a semi.
Separate motorcycle incidents two weekends ago killed two more people.
Then this Tuesday, a head-on crash near Little River Road west of Sorrento killed the occupants of both vehicles. Three more lives lost.
The causes of all these incidents have yet to be revealed and, in some cases, may never be known.
In the two deadliest crashes we just listed, we know there is one change that would likely have prevented death, regardless of the cause of the collision, and that’s a twinned highway.
James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.