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A Vancouver Injury Lawyer Reports on Two Fatal ATV Crashes in One Week

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Posted on Jun 30, 2013

A Vancouver motorcycle crash lawyer at McComb Witten was deeply saddened to read about two fatal ATV crashes up in northern British Columbia. The accidents, which happened within a week of each other, killed a 30-year-old man from Prince Rupert and a 28-year-old pregnant woman.


According to a spokeswoman from the North District Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), 28-year-old Angela Elizabeth Johnson was pinned under her quad ATV on May 5, 2013, after it rolled over near her house near Vanderhoof.

Constable Lesley Smith said the crash happened just after 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time, when Johnson was “attempting to negotiate a turn in order to turn around.” Rescue workers took her to St. John hospital, 37 kilometers from the accident, where she died from her injuries. She was six months pregnant.

Just days later, on Sunday, May 12, 2013, another man driving a quad ATV died at Exstew Waterfall, near Terrace, in what’s been described as a “freak accident.”

The man had been riding around with some friends, when his vehicle flipped after he hit a section of the Forest Service Road that had been washed out. While his friends tried to get the vehicle off him, suction dragged his body into a culvert and down into the river. The river then carried him over the waterfall. His body was later recovered from pools below the falls.

Both those accidents were dreadful and tragic. The Vancouver accident lawyers at McComb Witten send sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victim.

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