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27-Year-Old Dies When Pickup Hits Bike. B. C. Injury Lawyers Report.

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
Personal Injury Lawyer at McComb Witten Marcoux

Posted on Jul 05, 2013

The Vancouver motorcycle injury lawyers at McComb Witten were saddened to learn about the city’s sixth fatal vehicular accident of 2013.

A pickup truck collided with a motorcyclist at around 10:30 p.m. Pacific Time on May 28 at East 1st Avenue and Nootka Street. According to reports, the 27-year-old biker sadly died at the scene. Although police have not completed their investigation, initial reports suggest that speed may have played a role. The pickup had been crossing Nootka Street, and the motorcycle hit it while driving east. The 76-year-old truck driver is cooperating with local authorities.

The crash occurred the day after another awful collision rocked Vancouver at Main and 7th Avenue. Five people were hospitalized after a car hit an ambulance head on. The ambulance had been responding to a call—its sirens and lights were blaring—but no patients were inside the vehicle, fortunately.

Local fire captain Gabe Roder said that rescue workers had to use the Jaws of Life to help evacuate three people in the Honda Civic that crashed into the ambulance. Two ambulance workers had to be hospitalized. Fortunately, no one suffered life-threatening injuries in that crash. Local police constable Brian Montague told reporters that “investigators will be speaking with witnesses, canvassing for video and taking measurements to try and determine speeds.”

Our hearts at McComb Witten go out to the family of the 27-year-old man whose life was cut short in the crash and to the victims in the car-ambulance wreck. Please stay safe out there!

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