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Vancouver Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Report on 2 Teen Fatalities

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Posted on Sep 05, 2013

Our Vancouver motorcycle accident attorneys recently learned of two fatal accidents that took the lives of two local teenagers.

The first crash happened on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at about 9:00 p.m., on River Road in Richmond, according to RCMP sources. An 18-year-old passenger was severely injured when the car she was in skidded out and hit two hydro poles. Three other people in her vehicle—also young adults—fortunately escaped the crash with just minor injuries.

Emergency responders rushed the young woman to a local hospital for treatment. She died at 6:40 a.m. the next morning.

The wreck damaged the hydro poles, causing power lines to hang low—a major fire and electrical hazard.

Investigators believe excessive speed contributed to this fatal Vancouver car accident. However, they do not believe alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash.

Two weeks later, on Friday, August 9, 2013, at about 10:00 p.m., another local teenager—a 19-year-old—was fatally injured in a Vancouver motorcycle crash on Marine Drive at Argyle Street. Police say the teen smashed into a car that had been making a left turn. Police rushed the teen to the hospital with serious injuries, but he died several hours later.

Investigators do not think speeding or alcohol contributed to this crash. The driver who hit the young man remained at the scene and cooperated with the police investigation.

The Vancouver motorcycle accident attorneys here at McComb Witten extend sincere condolences to the families of the teens killed in these two tragic accidents.

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