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An Undetected Brain Tumor May Have Caused a Fatal Surry Car Accident

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Posted on May 15, 2013

A Vancouver car wreck lawyer recently learned of a heartbreaking accident that killed a family of five on Sunday, April 29, 2013. Police believe the driver of the minivan that caused the crash may have had a brain tumor, which precipitated the accident.


According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in Surrey, 46-year-old Daniel Gore ran a red light at 32nd Avenue and 176th Street, crashing into a Toyota Corolla at an extremely high rate of speed. Five members of the Sachdeva family died at the scene, including two young children, 3-year-old Jessica and 5-year-old Annish. The family runs Sachdeva Sweets, a popular restaurant in Surrey.


Gore survived the accident but later died in the hospital while undergoing surgery for a brain condition that was discovered by doctors after the crash.


According to Corporal Bert Paquet, authorities believe that Gore’s brain tumor may have triggered the disaster. Paquet said, “We’re working with the doctors and medical reports in order to establish whether or not the pre-existing brain condition was a contributing factor to this tragic accident or not.”


According to a lawyer for Gore’s family, the local meat cutter had a reputation for being a slow driver. He had gone out for a leisurely breakfast before the crash. His defense attorney said, “From what I gather, something else happened to explain the accident.”


The local Sikh community has banded together to comfort each other and the Sachdeva family in the wake of this catastrophic Surrey car crash; one thousand members of the Sikh community attended the memorial service.


The Vancouver car crash lawyers at McComb Witten extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of all six people killed in this tragic accident.

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