Boulder hits moving vehicle in Fraser Canyon

Lytton family escapes injury after minivan is hit near Hell’s Gate

A boulder crashed down on a minivan on Highway 1 near Hell’s Gate on Nov. 7

A Lytton family is lucky to be alive, after a large boulder crashed down in the Fraser Canyon.

The mother and her two daughters were travelling northbound on Highway 1 near Hell’s Gate just after 9 a.m. on Nov. 7 when the boulder struck the front of their minivan. The highway was reduced to one lane for several hours as crews cleaned up the debris. No one was injured.

“In the Lower Mainland, we’ve had boulders come down and depending on where they hit, it’s been a fatality. It’s really a timing issue,” said Corp. Robert Mc Donald, with Lower Mainland Traffic Services.

“It’s a good reminder for people that winter conditions are hitting the mountains and to be prepared. You could be stuck for awhile out there, so it’s a good idea to have some food, blankets and chains when you go up in the mountains.”