Friday, August 8, 2014

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One Bad Turn

Police confirm booze a factor in Promontory three-vehicle MVA

Staff/Will Snow photos



magine you're just going out for a quick shopping trip, then suddenly, you're trapped and injured in what was once your vehicle.


Two vehicles sit crushed on Promontory Rd. Chunks of plastic debris are strewn up and down the street. Chilliwack paramedics scramble to stabilize and extricate a trapped woman while first responders work to extricate her with the jaws of life.


This was the scene last Sunday around 7 p.m. when  a  grey Hyndai Santa Fe SUV driven by a 38-year-old Chilliwack woman, was travelling up the hill on Promontory Rd. when swerved into oncoming traffic and slammed head-on into a dark blue Pontiac G5.


RCMP closed off Promontory between Uplands and Teskey for hours.

A pickup truck following the Pontiac was also involved.

"A third vehicle, which was also traveling down the hill on Promontory Road was also involved in the collision," said Chilliwack RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Gerry Hansom

"The police investigation determined that the consumption of liquor is a contributing factor in this collision and the 38-year-old female driver is now facing Impaired Driving related charges in this case," said Hansom.


Mounties are asking anyone who saw this accident to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

See more photos from Chilliwack photographer Will Snow below.



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