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Vancouver Car Accident Lawyer Reports on Ghastly Crash at Maple Ridge

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

A Vancouver car crash lawyer at McComb Witten was saddened to learn about a tragic accident that occurred on Lougheed Highway. On Sunday, April 21, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., two vehicles traveling westbound plummeted off the road and down a 30-foot embankment, landing in front of the local Canadian Pacific (CP) Rail lines. The crash caused the death of an 80-year-old from Mission and sent two other people to the hospital.


According to local reports, it was raining when the crash occurred, but investigators are still unsure of what caused the cars to leave the road. A local Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) traffic Sgt., Dale Somerville, said the Mounties were still investigating the cause of the accident. Their team is looking at the wrecked vehicles for evidence in the case.


A 29-year-old man from Port Coquitlam suffered non-life threatening injuries. He received treatment at Royal Columbian Hospital, as did a 73-year-old man from Mission, who needed to be airlifted. Fortunately, the second man's injuries did not appear to be life threatening.


The crash shut down Lougheed Highway in both directions, between 280th and 287th Streets, for approximately seven hours. The local CP Rail lines also shut down for the day to help with the investigation.


The Vancouver car crash attorneys at McComb Witten hope the young man from Port Coquitlam and the survivor from Mission both heal well from their injuries, and we send our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the man who died in this crash.

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