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Vancouver Bus Crash Takes Life of a 64-Year-Old and Injures Several

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Posted on Jul 23, 2013

The Vancouver bus accident attorneys at McComb Witten were saddened to read about a fatal crash out in Burnaby at Olive Avenue and Kingsway.

Local RCMP say that a transit bus collided with a 2005 Toyota Corolla around 11:30 in the morning on June 13. Per a police report, “the Toyota was struck on the right side and was spun around, coming to rest on the north side of the street on the sidewalk.” Investigators don’t know why the Toyota’s driver pulled into the path of the transit bus, but the crash left a 64-year-old woman dead and sent four people to the hospital. The bus driver was taken to Royal Columbian Hospital, and three passengers went to Burnaby General.

In the wake of the crash, the RCMP closed Kingsway Avenue in both directions. Emergency personnel are investigating.

Meanwhile, just two weeks later, another woman died in a B.C. auto accident after she got pinned under her own car. According to an article in the Vancouver Sun, the woman had been unpacking cargo when her car slipped out of gear and rolled backwards onto her body. By the time neighbors found her several hours later, it was too late to save her. Constable Brian Montague of the RCMP said that “She had a handicap placard in her window. We're not sure about the nature of her handicap.” Police reports called the incident “bizarre.”

Our hearts go out to both the women killed in these auto accidents, and we hope that everyone else hurt recovers speedily and completely.

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