February 19, 2018

When Does A Sports Injury Become Neglience?

Sports Injury (1) During the summer, you’ll probably be heading outside to take part in sports events. Whether it’s playing for an amateur side or going professional, negligence is something that is seen as somewhat of a grey area. The very nature of sports means that an injury is entirely possible, but there are times when an injury turns into … [Read more...]

Bill in for port accident

The repair bill is in for December's accident at Delta Port, in which a freighter crashed into the terminal. Westshore Terminals Vice President Denis Horgan say the company's insurance claim is roughly 50-million dollars. "Of which 20-million is physical damage, and the other 30 -- or might be a little less than that -- is what we call business … [Read more...]

Man faces second charge in related to fatal Agassiz hang gliding accident

A second charge has been laid against the man accused in a hang-gliding accident that killed a woman in Agassiz last spring. William Orders already faces an obstruction charge, after he allegedly swallowed a memory card that contained a video from the flight. He had been piloting the tandem glider when passenger 27-year-old Lenami Godinez-Avila … [Read more...]

Suspected jaywalker killed in Burnaby accident

Burnaby RCMP say a pedestrian crossing the street between intersections has died after getting hit by a car at the corner of North Road and Lougheed Highway Friday evening. Staff Sgt. Steve Crawford says excessive speed and alchohol are not believed to be factors. "Initial indications are, he was believed to be crossing the intersection  and … [Read more...]

Accident at Delta Port

Westshore Industries at Delta Port dealing with a mess this morning after a freighter ran into one of their ship births. Ray Dykes with Westshore says the large ship collided with a tressle leading into one of the two deep sea berths,  removing a large portion of it. He says the area hit carrys a conveyor belt with coal,  and some coal … [Read more...]

One dead, another injured after Burnaby construction accident

One man is dead, another is in hospital after a concrete retaining wall collapsed on them this morning in north Burnaby. Worksafe BC's Megan Johnston says the two were laying pipe in a trench at the time. It's not clear why the wall gave way. "Investigators are looking into this incident.  The employer was  J. Cote & Son … [Read more...]

Fatal accident in Surrey

Excessive speed may have played a role in a deadly crash in Surrey last night.Mounties say an SUV was turning left from 80th Avenue onto 176th Street when it went out of control and crashed into a ditch.The driver – a 39-year-old man from Maple Ridge – died at the scene.His passenger – a 29-year-old Surrey woman – is in … [Read more...]

Trial date set in deadly hang gliding accident

Trial dates for the man accused in April's fatal hang-gliding accident near Agassiz have now been set. 50-year old William Jon Orders will be in court next April 15th. Orders was piloting the flight in which 27-year old Lenami Godinez-Avila fell to her death. He's charged with obstructing justice, after  swallowing the flight's memory … [Read more...]

Accident leaves hang-glider in critical condition

North Okanagan RCMP are investigating a hang gliding accident just outside of Lumby, that has left a 38-year-old man in hospital in critical condition. Police got the call to a field on Mabel Lake road at 2pm yesterday. Witnesses have told them the man was approaching for a landing when the glider stalled, one wing hit the ground, and then the … [Read more...]

Edmonton man killed in Vernon golf cart accident

An update on the fatal golf cart crash in Vernon. RCMP have identified the victim as 51-year-old Glenn Thordarson of Edmonton. He and a passenger were riding in a golf cart at the Predator Ridge course when the cart struck a retaining wall and tumbled over an embankment to a road about six metres below. The 44-year-old passenger has since been … [Read more...]