Sunday, May 18, 2014
road mishaps mar long weekend in Chilliwack
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.
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.
reports were that the elderly man was knocked unconscious. Luckily, he
recovered and was able to get into the waiting ambulance under his own
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
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.