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Vancouver Car Crash Lawyers Report on Designated Driver's DUI Crash

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
Personal Injury Lawyer at McComb Witten Marcoux

Posted on Aug 11, 2013

Our Vancouver car accident attorneys learned of an ironic accident that recently occurred in Vancouver, B.C.

According to The Canadian Press, a 22-year-old male, who had been a “designated driver” for his friends after attending Saturday night festivities, smashed into the back of a police car on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at approximately 4:00 a.m. The police car had its flashing lights on at the time of the collision.

Local police Sergeant, Randy Fincham, told reporters that the driver took and failed two different breath tests. He was later released from police custody; charges are pending. The driver smashed the police car so hard that it lurched the vehicle forward five feet. Fortunately, no officers were inside. The 22-year-old and his three friends also managed to escape the crash without injury.

Meanwhile, out in Tahsis, B.C., the RCMP is reporting that a charter bus flipped over on its side on a forest service road. A local Mountie said that, fortunately, no one suffered life-threatening harm, although several people were taken to local hospitals—Tahsis Medical Clinic and Campbell River Hospital—for treatment. The bus flipped near a bridge that was under construction, but the RCMP do not know whether the construction caused or contributed to the crash. An investigation into the root cause of that crash is ongoing.

The Vancouver car accident attorneys at McComb Witten are grateful that no one was seriously hurt in either of these crashes—they could have been much worse.

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