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Vancouver Car Crash at Restaurant Injures Four Police Officers


Posted on Dec 05, 2013

As Vancouver car accident attorneys at McComb Witten, we follow news that may be relevant to our clients. Recently, we read that a late night Vancouver car crash shook the Fatburger at Denman Street and sent four Vancouver police officers to the hospital.

The accident occurred on Sunday, November 3, 2013, at approximately 8:00 p.m. According to witnesses, a woman swerved off the road, hit the sidewalk, and smashed through the burger chain’s front window with her BMW, hitting the officers who had been eating inside.

Rohangiz Aziz, a nurse who saw the accident and rushed to help the officers, told a local paper: “I saw the hit. The building was shaking. My focus was just to go take care of the injured.”

Fortunately, no officers sustained life-threatening damage, although one broke his leg and ankle, and the hospital listed the other officers in serious condition. One officer had trouble breathing after the crash. Nurse Aziz said that “he was shaking” and his vital signs and pulse were “not normal.”

RCMP Constable, Brian Montague, tweeted that the four officers all left the hospital a day after the crash to recover at their homes. The female driver of the vehicle also went to the hospital, as a precaution; she did not appear to be injured. An investigation is pending.

Police do not believe that drunk or drugged driving caused the crash, although they suspect that driver impairment, such as a medical condition or distraction, played a role. Authorities confiscated the woman’s cell phone during the investigation. Constable Montague said, “It does not look like alcohol is the factor at this point—something we looked into, but early indications are that that’s not the case.”

Our Vancouver car accident lawyers send best wishes for a speedy and full recovery to the injured officers.

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