October 23, 2017

IIO investigators in Vanderhoof after Sunday morning crash

The province's police watchdog is sending investigators to Vanderhoof to determine what role a mountie had in a crash that sent three people to hospital Sunday morning. "So essentially what we'll be doing is, is we will be investigating to No. 1, clarify the role of the officer in this. We understand there was no chase and we'll certainly look … [Read more...]

Crash in Burnaby sends seven people to hospital

The intersection of Kingsway and Royal Oak was blocked to traffic for several hours overnight as Burnaby mounties pieced together a collision involving three vehicles. Seven people were taken to hospital -- five have since been released. The two still in hospital were riding in a taxi cab and not wearing seatbelts. RCMP suspect one of the three … [Read more...]

Man handed lifetime driving ban for crash that killed a 23-year-old woman from Surrey

A 42-year-old man convicted of impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm in December has been sentenced to three years in prison, and a lifetime driving ban. 23-year-old Vanessa Usak was killed when Stephen Jenkins’ car crossed the line in July 2008. A passenger in Usak's car was also seriously injured.  It … [Read more...]

Memorial service held for crash victim

A memorial service has been held for an SFU student who was killed in Friday's crash on the Georgia Viaduct. Friends gathered together at Restoration Church at Surrey's SFU campus to remember Mwekwa Kaongwa. The 25 year old was an engineering student at SFU and was living on campus with his younger brother Chisha, who was not in the vehicle during … [Read more...]

Man dies in motorcycle crash in Burnaby, RCMP unsure of cause

A single vehicle motorcycle crash on Marine Way in Burnaby Saturday has left the rider dead. RCMP Sergeant Dwayne Beckerleg says the crash happened just after 5:30pm in an area where the road curves. "Ambulance Service attended, and transported the man immediately to Royal Columbian Hospital, but he was pronounced dead upon arrival at the … [Read more...]

Burnaby driver killed in high-speed viaduct crash

Vancouver Police say it was the driver killed in this morning's collision on the Georgia Viaduct. But they are not releasing the name of the 22 year old man from Burnaby. His next of kin are still being notified. Police say the three passengers in that vehicle remain in hospital in serious or critical condition. All are between 20 and 24 years … [Read more...]

Car crash into Vancouver light pole kills 26-year-old passenger

Vancouver police are investigating after a car crashed into a light pole early this morning, killing a passenger. Police say the car was heading south on Cambie from 33rd Avenue when it veered off the road and hit the pole around 12:30 a.m. A 26-year-old woman in the passenger seat was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name has not been released … [Read more...]

Crash victim identified

The 40-year-old community nurse from Lillooet  killed in a single vehicle crash last week has been identified as Janice Christine Buller. Last Thursday morning her jeep plunged down a 235 metre avalanche chute off Highway 40 into the Bridge River. While she survived the crash, she later died in hospital. Buller leaves behind a four year-old … [Read more...]

Lawsuit launched after deadly plane crash

Passengers injured in a plane crash near Vancouver International Airport two years ago are suing the airline for damages. Six of the passengers have filed a lawsuit in BC Supreme Court against Northern Thunderbird Air Inc. The aircraft was on a charter flight from Vancouver to Kelowna, when it crashed onto Russ Baker Way, slid across the road and … [Read more...]

Bus driver in Oregon crash banned by U.S. authorities

The driver of the bus that crashed in Oregon last month, killing nine people and injuring 39 others, has been banned from driving commercially in the United States. The U.S. Department of Transportation has declared two drivers from Coquitlam’s Mi Joo Tour and Travel to be “imminent hazards to public safety.” A U.S. investigation … [Read more...]