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A Vancouver Injury Lawyer Reports on Two Fatal Speed-Induced Crashes

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

A Vancouver car crash lawyer recently learned about two fatal speed-related crashes that shook our city in early May.


The first crash occurred on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at about 3:00 p.m. on Highway 97, just outside the town of Prince George. Police say a truck driver lost control of his vehicle and flew off the road. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) reports that the driver of the 2006 Ford F30 pickup had been going “at a very high rate of speed” before he crashed into the trees. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Investigators say that he was not wearing a safety belt; they believe alcohol contributed to the crash.


On Tuesday, two days later, near Chase, two vehicles collided on Highway 1 in the Hoffman’s Bluff area, at around 9.30 p.m. Local Mounties say that a pickup truck, traveling eastbound, veered over the center line and hit a tractor-trailer traveling in the opposite direction. The pickup caught fire and both the driver and another passenger inside perished in the blaze. A third passenger in the pickup escaped the wreck with minor injuries. The semi truck’s driver suffered a broken leg.


The RCMP believe that alcohol and speed also contributed to this fatal disaster.


The Vancouver car accident attorneys at McComb Witten send sincere condolences to the families and friends of those killed in these two tragic crashes. We also wish a speedy and full recovery to those who were injured.

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