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Car accident in British Columbia injures 5

A serious two-car crash on the early morning of Nov. 27 has sent five people to the hospital, according to police authorities. Officers in Richmond, British Columbia, responded to the car accident around 1 a.m. So far, they have not filed charges against either of the drivers involved in the crash, but they are continuing to investigate the cause of the accident and charges may yet be forthcoming. 

Police have confirmed that two vehicles were involved in the crash, though they have not identified any of the individuals involved by name. The accident occurred on Highway 91, not far from the Highway 99 off-ramp, though the specifics of the crash itself have not been commented upon publicly. One of the passengers in one of the two vehicles was trapped until extricated by firefighters. 

British Columbia man pleads guilty in car accident case

A man who pleaded guilty to a hit-and-run car accident that killed a 25-year-old woman in Vancouver in March has begun his sentencing process. British Columbia residents may remember coverage of the car accident that has since been attributed to reckless driving. The proceedings were adjourned initially because nearly 50 of the woman's friends and family made appearances to view the sentencing. 

The accident report from March 9 states that around 11:30 p.m. the woman's vehicle was T-boned by another car traveling at a high rate of speed. The driver of that vehicle, a 26-year-old man with a long history of criminal activity, fled the scene on foot along with his passenger. He was arrested several days later at a motel in Creston and charged with dangerous driving causing death and leaving the scene of a fatal accident. 

2 dead in car accident in British Columbia

Two people have been tragically killed in a head-on car crash in Surrey, according to local sources. British Columbia authorities responded to the fatal car accident that claimed the lives of two drivers. At the moment, they are still piecing together how the accident happened. 

Details about the accident are sparse as of this report, but it has been confirmed that the accident took place around 7:30 a.m. the morning of Nov. 20. It appears both vehicles collided head-on, though it is not yet clear whether one of the drivers was traveling in the wrong lane. The impact was severe enough that traffic was stopped both ways for most of the day. 

British Columbia man charged in fatal car accident

Charges have been filed pertaining to a fatal accident that led to the death of a 68-year-old man back in 2015. British Columbia police believe the fatal car accident may have been the result of the other driver behaving recklessly. The 35-year-old now faces charges of dangerous driving causing death. No court date has been announced at this time. 

According to the accident report, the 68-year-old man was making a legal left-hand turn around 9 a.m. the morning of Nov. 14 when the accident occurred. The other vehicle, which police believe was travelling at nearly 150 km/h at the time of the crash, smashed into the side of his vehicle. The force of the impact seriously damaged both vehicles. 

Car accident kills cyclist in British Columbia

A serious accident in Richmond has left one bicyclist dead and two others injured, according to police. British Columbia authorities responded to the car accident that claimed the life of a 33-year-old man and sent two others to the hospital in serious conditions. So far, no charges have been filed against the driver involved in the accident.

The accident report is still being constructed, but witnesses reported hearing a loud bang followed by screaming on the morning of Nov. 6. A 19-year-old driver reportedly struck a total of six cyclists, all of them male. There has been no word as to whether the driver was speeding, but there was significant damage done to both the vehicle and several of the bicycles. A 33-year-old man was reported dead at the scene.

1 dead, 2 injured in British Columbia car accident

Authorities are still investigating the cause of a serious crash in Richmond early on the morning of Oct. 30 that claimed the life of a 23-year-old from Coquitlam. British Columbia RCMP forces have not yet determined what caused the car accident that also sent two other people to the hospital. They have asked that anyone with information about the crash please come forward and assist. 

According to the RCMP, around 12:30 a.m. two vehicles crashed into each other in the intersection. Both cars were seriously damaged in the impact. A third vehicle was struck in a secondary collision, but only suffered minor damage. One woman was trapped in one of the two initial vehicles and needed to be extricated by firefighters. Unfortunately, she did not survive the ordeal and was declared dead at the scene. 

Man pleads guilty in hit-and-run crash in British Columbia

A man accused of killing a 25-year-old woman back in March has pleaded guilty, according to court sources. British Columbia authorities charged the man with dangerous driving causing death as well as failure to stop at an accident following the hit\-and\-run crash. He is scheduled to be sentenced at the end of November. 

The accident report from the March 9 crash notes that the 25-year-old woman was heading home from her job at a local restaurant in Burnaby when the man's SUV ran a red light and struck her car. The force of the impact killed the woman on impact. Reportedly, the man and a passenger in his SUV then fled the scene. It is unclear if they fled on foot or in their vehicle. 

Car accident in British Columbia injures 1

One person was hurt in a single-car crash in West Kelowna on the afternoon of Oct. 9, according to local sources. Kelowna, British Columbia, authorities responded to the car accident on Highway 97. Very little information is available at this time, as police are still investigating the accident. 

Witnesses have reported that a single vehicle headed southbound on Highway 97 abruptly left the road and struck a light post at Westlake Road. It is unknown how many people were in the car at the time of the crash. However, photos taken at the site of the accident show severe damage to the front crumple zone of the vehicle, as well as to the light post. 

2 injured in British Columbia car accident; saved by band

Two band members are being lauded as heroes after rescuing two individuals from a burning vehicle in the early morning of Oct. 9. British Columbia authorities have not yet divulged the details of the car accident that very nearly claimed the lives of two people. They have also not filed charges against the driver involved in the crash. 

According to the report, an unknown driver lost control of a vehicle in Langley, causing it to leave the roadway and crash into a street lamp. The force of the impact set the car on fire, which is when two members of a local band noticed the blaze. The two bystanders then worked to pull both individuals, a driver and a passenger, out of the vehicle before it became fully engulfed. 

Elderly woman injured in British Columbia car accident

An elderly woman is clinging to life in a hospital after she was struck by a car in East Vancouver the night of Sept. 29. British Columbia authorities have reported she was walking in a crosswalk when the car accident occurred. For the moment, police have not filed charges against the driver, but this does not preclude the woman, or someone designated to act on her behalf, from filing a personal injury lawsuit. 

According to a police spokesman, the 73-year-old woman was crossing the street in the crosswalk, but may have been walking slowly. As a result, she was unable to make it all the way across the street in time. Around 9:40 p.m., a vehicle crossed through the crosswalk on the green light and struck the woman. She was rushed to a local hospital with injuries described as potentially life-threatening. 

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