NEWS RELEASE · 7th April 2014
On April 6, 2014 at approximately 04:47, Kitimat RCMP responded to a complaint of a female that had fallen off the Haisla Bridge near the Service Centre in Kitimat, BC. Members attended to find a 23 year old female non-resident of Kitimat with apparent non-life threatening injuries laying on a log jam below the bridge. Emergency Health Services attended and transported the injured female to Kitimat General Hospital and then to Mill’s Memorial Hospital in Terrace for further treatment.
Investigation is continuing but appears that the female and others were walking across the bridge when a vehicle, a white truck, appeared and crossed the bridge. The female jumped over the rail to avoid the truck not realizing that there wasn’t a pedestrian walkway on the other side of the rail. Alcohol was a contributing factor.
Emergency Health Services?
Comment by Koho5 on 11th April 2014
You mean the Kitimat Fire Department.
Comment by Mike on 9th April 2014
It has nothing to do with Taxis. I was driving home from work that early morning and two youths crossed the bridge right in front of me. I had to brake hard and had difficulty stopping because of the bridge decking. The root cause was stupidity on behalf of the youths. People have been walking since the human race began. Place the blame where it truly belongs!
Replace the bridge
Comment by Vern on 9th April 2014
Sad what happened, lucky it was not worse. This old bridge has many issues, it might be time to look at replacing the bridge with one that has sidewalks on both sides a solid ( no grate ) deck and good lighting. Must be some way we could involve the provincial government to help pay for it.
Comment by Pierre on 8th April 2014
Why can't a person get a cab at this time of the day ? It's friggin ridiculous that you have to wait up to 3 hrs to get one . Council either has to give out more licences to potential business owners so that people can get home safely . Smithers has a great model , I think it's $7 anywhere in town and within 10 minutes the can is there . I don't go out very often but when a few of us want to go out it sucks waiting for a cab , we waited 2 hrs once then had to wait another 1-1/2 for a can to pick up the sitter . With the amount of people here right now I can't even imagine how long it will take . People will find another alternative and that is driving drunk .