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78-year-old Woman Dies in Vancouver Car Crash; Four Others Injured

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Posted on Oct 05, 2013

Our Vancouver car accident lawyers were saddened to learn of the death of a 78-year-old woman, killed in a crash on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at about 12:30 p.m., on No. 5 Road in Richmond.

According to Corporal Stephanie Ashton, of the local RCMP, a Toyota Corolla and Dodge Caravan collided at Blundell Road and No. 5 Road—an intersection that has been the site of over 100 crashes in the past five years. The two cars then struck a Mercedes that was traveling westbound on Blundell.

Five people, in total, were injured. The two with the most severe injuries included the 78-year-old woman, who died after being transported to Richmond Hospital, and a 52-year-old woman, who had been sitting next to her in the Toyota. According to accounts, the 52-year-old is recovering at Vancouver General Hospital after undergoing two surgeries.

The three other people hurt in the multi-car collision did not suffer life-threatening injuries. Local RCMP and the Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section are investigating.

So far, no one has been charged.

This accident was the second fatal Vancouver car crash on Road #5—also known as the Highway to Heaven—in just 72 hours. Candy Wong, a local florist, told reporters that she had witnessed numerous crashes at #5 Road and Blundell. Although she did not see this crash, she heard it, remarking, “I think it’s the biggest one.”

Emergency crews cleared the intersection in an hour’s time—unusually fast for a car accident in Vancouver involving a fatal injury.

Our Vancouver car accident lawyers send sincere condolences to the family of the woman killed, and best wishes for a speedy recovery to the four people who were injured.

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