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A Vancouver Injury Lawyer Reports on a Fatal Truck Crash on Highway 7

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

Posted on Apr 17, 2013

A Vancouver truck accident lawyer recently learned of a fatal crash on Highway 7 in Agassiz.

The accident occurred on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at around 1:30 p.m. According to local news sources, a man died after his minivan crossed over the central line and slammed into a semi-truck.

Witnesses said that the minivan had been driving eastbound on the Lougheed Highway, when the driver slid across the lane and hit the truck. The crash scorched both vehicles and sent them into ditches on the opposite sides of the road, according to a statement from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

The minivan’s driver died at the scene of the crash.

The truck driver, a 59-year-old man from Mission, was taken by ambulance to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries.

Police do not believe that weather or slippery road conditions factored into the crash.

According to a spokesman for the Lower Mainland RCMP, Sergeant Peter Thiessen, “Primary investigation reveals that the road surface was wet and the sky overcast. However, weather conditions do not appear to have been … factors in the collision … driver inattention and mechanical issues have not been ruled out.”

The crash happened just five hundred meters away from the intersection of Lougheed Highway and Waleach Road and forced a highway closure between Agassiz and Hope.

The RCMP is still looking for witnesses to provide additional details about what might have caused the crash.

The Vancouver truck accident lawyers at McComb Witten extend sincere condolences to the family and friends of the minivan driver.

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