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National Day of Remembrance for Crash Victims Nov 16  

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BCAS paramedics attend to crash victims while a firefighter carries a component of the Jaws of Life.

 

wo vehicles collided on Edwards  St. at Spadina Ave. just prior to 2 P.M. Tuesday, November 15. 

 

Even though the collision appeared to be minor in nature, firefighters had to use the jaws so that one person could be extricated, and then transported to Chilliwack General Hospital with unknown injuries. Apparently, no one else was hurt.

 

A tow truck driver waited while emergency crews dealt with the situation and disabled the electrical systems of the vehicles and checked for fluid leakage.

 

Wednesday, November 16, is National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims in Canada. Since 2007, the third Wednesday of November has been set aside for Canadians to remember those who have lost their lives or been seriously injured on Canadian roads. On average, five people die on Canada's roads each day. Almost 1,900 people are killed each year, and almost another 149,000 are injured, 9,647 seriously.

 

For more on the day, visit roadcrashvictims.ca
 


 

 

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