A flag person was struck by a vehicle on Highway 6 in Lavington at 10 a.m. Friday morning. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

B.C. flaggers rally after colleague struck in Okanagan

Traffic Control Personnel respond to colleague being hit in Lavington

The traffic control community is uniting in Lavington Saturday to support their fallen colleague and send a message to motorists.

An Okanagan Traffic Control employee was hit by a car on Highway 6 Friday while on the job. She is in critical but stable condition in the intensive care unit at Kelowna General Hospital. The employee is from Enderby.

“We are all praying for her,” said Holly Hubley, who owns Frontline, the traffic control company that shut down the highway that day (and any day there is a motor vehicle incident). “The whole traffic control industry is upset by what happened Friday.”

Therefore all TCPs in the area will line Highway 97 in Vernon on hospital hill Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon to bring awareness and support their colleague who was hit.

“Slow down, respect the signs, pay attention,” said Hubley of the message being driven.

“We are people with family to get home to too, we are not there to inconvenience you but to help you get to where you are going, to help you get through a construction site to allow the contractors to do their job and to make sure everyone gets home safe.

“We are not invisible, we are dressed in high visibility to brighten your day. So slow down, smile and wave! Take the time to notice us.”



jennifer@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Early indications say allergy season could be milder this spring

The Aerobiology Lab collects pollen samples from across Canada to help make predictions

The sun streak continues with a high of 18 C today

Showers expected this weekend so enjoy it while it lasts

Colwood, Esquimalt mayors support potential passenger commuter ferry

Mayors Rob Martin and Barb Desjardins hopeful study will continue

Victoria street repatriated with proper spelling after a century-long mistake

‘Penwill Street’ was named after a Victoria man, but mistakenly spelled ‘Penwell Street’

Short-term accommodations in Canada generated an estimated $2.8 billion in 2018

British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec generated almost 90 per cent of total revenue

Five highlights in the 2019 federal budget

Latest budget includes a sprinkling of money for voters across a wide spectrum

Greater Victoria Wanted List for the week of March 19

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: When do you think the next major earthquake will hit Vancouver Island?

According to seismologists, Vancouver Island is overdue for a magnitude 7 earthquake.… Continue reading

Dutch police question new suspect in deadly tram shooting

Police are looking for additional suspects in the shooting

Starbucks to test recyclable cups, redesign stores in B.C., U.S. cities

The company also said it plans to redesign its stores as it adapts to increasing mobile pick-up and delivery orders

In pre-election budget, Liberals boost infrastructure cash to cities, broadband

The budget document says the Liberals have approved more than 33,000 projects, worth about $19.9 billion in federal financing

‘That’s a load of crap’: Dog poop conspiracy spreads in White Rock

Allegation picked up steam through a Facebook page run by a city councillor

Vancouver Island cougar might have been shot with bow-and-arrow

Conservation officer service looking for animal near Port Alice

Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination

The company is also paying about $5 million to cover plaintiffs’ legal fees and other costs

Most Read