Sunday, May 18, 2014

Local News


Series of road mishaps mar long weekend in Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photos


A rollover (upper right) Saturday afternoon caused traffic slowdowns in both directions on the Trans Canada Highway. Below, a head-on accident on Luckakuck Way sent one man to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.


raffic was light in Chilliwack on Saturday due to the long weekend, but a rash of accidents kept emergency crews on the run all afternoon.


At around 12:30 p.m. two Chevy pickup trucks collided head on in the 45000 block of Luckakuck Way.

An employee working nearby, told the Voice an elderly man in the white pickup travelling east allegedly swerved into the centre turning lane, but kept going and slammed into the front of the later model Chevy.

Initial reports were that the elderly man was knocked unconscious. Luckily, he recovered and was able to get into the waiting ambulance under his own power.

Later, reports were there was another head-on collision on Eagle Landing Parkway shortly after the Luckakuck accident. There is no word on injuries in that mishap.

Just after 2 p.m. a BC Ambulance Services Medevac chopper was called in from Richmond for a medical emergency in the Chilliwack River Valley.

An hour later, the Medevac was once again summoned to take an injured person to hospital. This time, it was an incident at the Bridal Falls racetrack that brought the chopper back. There are no details about that at this time.

Abbotsford BC Ambulance paramedics, police and Chilliwack first responders were on the scene quickly Saturday afternoon.

Then at around 4:50 p.m. emergency crews responded to calls of a rollover in the westbound lanes on the Trans Canada Highway just east of the Vedder Rd overpass.

It's not clear what happened, but when the late model Chevy Blazer rolled, it went over the cable barrier and landed back on its wheels.

There appeared to be no life-threatening injuries.

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Head-on Collision below.