Van collides with logging truck

Hail contributed to a motor vehicle accident when an empty logging truck hit an oncoming Alberta family in a minivan on the Paulson Summit.

On Tuesday morning hail on the Paulson Summit pass of Highway 3 contributed to a motor vehicle accident when an empty logging truck hit an oncoming Alberta family in a minivan.

Martin said the van was damaged quite extensively but the family only sustained minor injuries and was transported to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail.

“There was lots of hail and it was on the roads and it was slippery so the road conditions weren’t good for this time of the year,” he said. “Nobody has winter tires on at this time of the year, we all have summer tires.”