Cross Border Law
Request a Consultation 800-222-6332

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

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Schedule A Consultation

For many people, contacting a lawyer can seem like an intimidating task. At Cross Border Law, we make every effort to be approachable and personable. We understand the stress and worry that injured individuals face. Call or email either of our offices to schedule a free consultation.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an lawyer-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Our Vancouver Office

Our Vancouver office is located just five minutes from downtown, near Granville Island.

Vancouver Office
Suite 204-1730 West 2nd Ave
Vancouver, BC V6J 1H6

Toll Free: 800-222-6332
Phone: 604-742-4242
Fax: 604-742-4243
Vancouver Law Office Map

Seattle Office
3214 W. McGraw Street
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98199

Phone: 206-858-9990
Fax: 206-858-9991
Map & Directions

Our Seattle Office

The Seattle office is located just 10 minutes from downtown, in the Magnolia Neighborhood.