Police will be stepping up school zone enforcement after a close call on Friday near Webster School. Trail Times file photo

UPDATE: Trail RCMP step up school zone enforcement after close call

Alert Warfield crossing guard prevented child from being hit

Police have increased school zone enforcement this week after a close call on Friday when a six-year-old girl narrowly missed being hit by a car.

A report by Sergeant Mike Wicentowich described the situation and heralded the crossing guard for preventing a terrible accident.

“The J.L. Webster School crossing guard was instrumental in alerting the young girl about the oncoming vehicle and preventing the incident. The vehicle was travelling the correct speed of 30 km/h but failed to stop at the crossing guard’s direction,” said the release.

The Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP is looking to speak with a female driver of a black Subaru hatchback. A partial licence plate of 11K or 11X was obtained by the crossing guard.

On Monday, Wicentowich told the Trail Times the vehicle had not yet been located.

“The consequences would likely be a violation ticket for Failing to Obey School Guard under section 179(4) of the British Columbia Motor Vehicle Act with a fine of $167,” he said.

“We conducted school zone enforcement on Friday after school and plan to continue this week with increased enforcement. We have requested that the West Kootenay Traffic Unit, based in Nelson, assist us and conduct enforcement on the Schofield Highway as well.

“The school crossing guard was critical in preventing the six-year-old girl from being hit by the vehicle. She is experienced with the crosswalk and the issues on having a school crosswalk on a highway.

“The Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment ask parents to talk to their children about watching out for vehicles when they walk to school, making an assumption that the vehicle will not stop until it does, and obeying all traffic lights and signals as well as using designated crosswalks.”

Please contact the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP at 250-364-2566 if you have any information about this vehicle’s whereabouts or if you know the identity of the driver.

Just Posted

$10,000 hole-in-one highlights Champion Lakes’ Re/Max Open

Talarsky wins Re/Max Open, but Browell takes home hole-in-one cash prize

Trail COP seeking volunteers

There is no direct interaction; all suspicious or criminal activity is reported to the RCMP

Core funding to boost spending on tourism services for Rossland

Resort Municipalities grants will pay for a public washroom, better signage, and shuttle services

West Trail to get majority of upcoming road repairs

Year One of pavement restoration program underway in Trail

Trail: Before and After

The 80-year old Union Hotel is now completely torn down

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman sentenced to life in prison

Experts say he will likely wind up at the federal government’s Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado

Olympic softball qualifier gets $150K boost from provincial government

2019 Americas Qualifier to be held in Surrey from Aug. 25-Sept. 1

Gas price inquiry questions Trans Mountain capacity, company denies collusion

The first of up to four days of oral hearings in the inquiry continue in Vancouver

‘Benzos’ and fentanyl a deadly cocktail causing a growing concern on B.C. streets

Overdoses caused by benzodiazepines can’t be reversed with opioid-overdose antidote naloxone

Will you be celebrating national hotdog day with any of these crazy flavours?

The popularity of hotdogs spans generations, cultures

Former home of accused Penticton shooter vandalized

Ex-wife of man who is accused of murdering four people had her house vandalized

Survivor of near-drowning in B.C. lake viewing life through new eyes

“If I died that day, the baby wouldn’t know his dad,” said 31-year-old Mariano Santander-Melo.

‘Beyond the call’: Teen in police custody gets birthday surprise by B.C. Mountie

Unusual celebration started when Staff Sgt. Paul Vadik went to visit the teen in his Coquitlam cell

Thunderstorms forecast across B.C.

Environment Canada has issued a thunderstorm watch for B.C.’s central Interior

Most Read