Feature Story                                                                                              Sunday, February 9, 2014


Unlucky on Luckakuck

Police investigate crash that sent two to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, seek witnesses

Staff/Voice photos/REVISED


First responders and BC Ambulance paramedics meticulously extract the driver his twisted wreck on Luckakuck Way Saturday.


horrific 2-car motor vehicle accident in the 45000 block of Luckakuck Way Saturday sent two people to Lower Mainland hospitals and closed the boulevard for hours.

According to witnesses, at around 3 p.m., a small gray car was travelling east on Luckakuck at when it plowed into a another vehicle turning left.


Friends of the injured woman in her 30s told the Voice on the scene that she was turning onto Luckakuck Place when the accident happened that left both vehicles in unrecognizable condition.


Chilliwack RCMP spokesperson, CPL Len vanNiewenhuizen confirmed in a release on Sunday that the white Honda Accord, traveling west on Luckakuck Way, and attempted a left turn onto Luckakuck Place.


"The Accord collided with a grey Hyundai Accent traveling east on Luckakuck Way," he said.


The accident left both vehicles in unrecognizable condition.


Both drivers had to be meticulously extricated from the vehicle before being flown to Royal Columbian Hospital in a Medevac chopper with undetermined injuries. The male driver was taken to Chilliwack General Hospital.


"The drivers of both vehicles sustained serious but non- life threatening injuries," said Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen.


Above, friends of the female driver ran down to the scene while she was still trapped in the vehicle.

Chilliwack firefighters initially set up a landing zone in the Macdonald's Restaurant parking lot, however lamp standards there made it too risky to do a pinpoint landing in the wind. The pilot then made a quick decision to land the aircraft across the street in the now-closed A&W parking lot and the victim was loaded there.


"The Lower Mainland Integrated Collision Analyst Reconstruction Service has been called to assist in the investigation," said VanNieuwenhuizen.


The Chilliwack Municipal Traffic Unit is investigating and are currently canvassing for witnesses and anyone who may have witnessed this collision is asked to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).


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