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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. 

The driver of the same vehicle, as well as a second passenger, were taken to a local hospital with injuries described as non-life threatening. Police have gone on record to say that speed was definitely a factor in the crash. However, they have not filed charges against either driver. 

Depending on the outcome of the British Columbia RCMP investigation into the car accident, it is possible one or both drivers could be charged with a crime. Even if neither individual is charged, the family of the deceased woman and the other injured parties could still file wrongful death and/or personal injury suits against one or both drivers in civil court. These suits are supported by police evidence even if no charges are filed by police. 

Source: CTV Vancouver, "Young woman killed, 2 others injured in car crash", Oct. 30, 2016

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