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Two-Car Crash in Vancouver Leaves Pedestrian in Critical Condition

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Posted on Oct 11, 2013

Our Vancouver car crash lawyers recently learned of an early morning two-car collision on 12th Avenue and Main Street that left a 38-year-old bystander in critical condition.

It happened at about 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 1, 2013. Local police said the two vehicles collided so hard that witnesses said it sounded like a transport truck had flipped over. The sound of the impact woke up everyone in the area.

Investigators are still piecing together how this car crash in Vancouver happened. Apparently, after the cars collided, one vehicle lurched up onto the sidewalk, hit the bystander, and then smashed into a nearby building. The drivers, a 49-year-old Vancouver woman and a 23-year-old Langley woman, sustained minor injuries. They were both hospitalized after the crash.

A woman who lives near the crash scene, Heidi Berndt, rushed out in time to see the immediate aftermath. She described the scene in stark terms to reporters: “What I saw was a car inside Odenza Homes and just shattered glass everywhere and the car that had been hit was crushed.”

Although police believe that alcohol contributed to the Vancouver car accident, they have not said which woman was driving under the influence (DUI). The Vancouver car crash is still under investigation.

In related news, a head-on Vancouver car crash on Highway 16, 20 kilometers west of Burns Lake, took the life of another motorist. RCMP from Smithers report that a Jeep Liberty smashed into a motor home, for reasons still unknown. The driver of the Jeep died; a man and woman inside the motor home were hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries.

Our Vancouver car crash attorneys send our best wishes to the 38-year-old man and his family as well as to the family of the Jeep driver who died on Highway 16.

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