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Vancouver Car Accident on Vancouver Island Claims Three Lives


Posted on Nov 17, 2013

Our Vancouver car accident lawyers recently learned of a fatal car crash on Vancouver Island. Authorities say the accident took the life of three members of Ahousaht First Nation.

The crash near Port Alberni happened on Highway 4 at around 4:00 p.m., on Sunday, September 8, 2013. According to local RCMP Corporal, Jen Allan, “The vehicle that was involved in the collision was traveling with a second vehicle that was slightly ahead of them.” She went on to say that, for some reason, the trailing car left the highway, rolled over, and caught fire.

Investigators say that that section of Highway 4—between Tofino & Port Alberni—is winding. When the companion vehicle arrived in Tofino, for a weekend fair, the friends noticed that the first car hadn’t kept up.

Meanwhile, another octogenarian died in yet another dump truck accident in Vancouver. We reported recently on an 80 year-old woman, hit by a dump truck at an intersection.

In an eerily similar case, an 84-year-old man smashed his 2005 Toyota Corolla into a dump truck at the intersection of Lefeuvre and Huntington Roads in Abbotsford. Local investigators believe the Corolla driver had been driving south, while the dump truck was heading east. The dump truck driver stayed on the scene to talk with investigators. Reconstruction experts are working to figure out exactly what happened and why. So far, neither driving under the influence, nor driver carelessness appears to have been factors in the crash.

The Vancouver car accident attorneys at McComb Witten extend their sincere condolences to the family and friends of those who died in these crashes.

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