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Vancouver Truck Crash Lawyers Report on Fatal Dump Truck Accident

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

Posted on Sep 23, 2013

Our Vancouver truck accident lawyers are sad to report on the death of an 80-year-old woman, who died in early August in Langley, after she collided with a local dump truck.

The midday Vancouver truck crash happened when the woman ran a stop sign at the intersection of 256th Street and 16th Avenue, according to local police. The dump truck tried to get out of her way, but it could not maneuver in time. The senior died at the scene.

An early investigation of the Vancouver truck wreck suggests that neither alcohol, nor speed played a role in the accident. The truck driver is cooperating fully with the RCMP. Local papers report that he is extremely distraught. The truck was taken in for mechanical inspection—perhaps to see whether the brakes or other components failed at a key moment.

Meanwhile, the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) just compiled a list of the 10 worst roads in the province. Members surveyed said Okanagan had the dishonor of having the worst road in British Columbia—West Side Road. It is renowned for its massive potholes and unsteady pavement.

The second most dangerous road was actually a bike lane—the B.C. Parkway in Vancouver. Ken Cousin of the BCAA blamed “poor conditions for cyclists, autos and pedestrians,” aggravated by the fact that pedestrians compete with motorcycles and bicycles to access the local SkyTrain line. Other major problematic roads include:

  • The George Massey Tunnel
  • The Pacific Rim Highway
  • A section of the Vernon Slocan Highway near Cherryville
  • Island Highway (near Malahat)
  • Indian River Drive in North Vancouver
  • Sea to Sky Highway near Pemberton
  • Saturna Island Harris Road
  • Kamloops Todd Road

Our Vancouver truck accident lawyers send their condolences to the family of the woman who died in the dump truck accident. We urge drivers out there to take extra care—especially on the known-to-be-dangerous roads listed above.

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