Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Local News

Accident-Prone

Series of motor vehicle mishaps kept crews busy Wednesday  

Staff/Voice photos

 

BC Ambulance paramedics assist an injured scooter rider on Luckakuck Wednesday.

 

esterday, the roads in Chilliwack could be described in one word mayhem.

 

At lease a half a dozen serious accidents across the Upper Fraser Valley had emergency crews run ragged dealing with first at around 10 a.m. with a fully-loaded logging truck that took out two poles and a transformer and then RCMP had to track it down because it left the scene.

 

Then, at around 2 p.m., a fuel tanker somehow flipped onto its side on Mountainview Rd. in Agassiz. The driver managed to escape with just facial lacerations. The truck was carrying 6,000 liters of fuel, including 800 litres of gasoline and rest diesel. It took the rest of the day to clean that up.

 

At 3p.m., a scooter rider tangled with a vehicle on Luckakuck in front of Superstore. The rider in that accident was taken to Chilliwack General Hospital with unknown injuries.

 

Later, during rush hour at around 5:30 p.m., a two-vehicle accident closed the Annis Road overpass. Reports are that one vehicle ran off the road and down the embankment while the second vehicle careened into blackberry bushes. The driver of that vehicle which could hardly be seen from the road trapped the driver and emergency crews had to do a rope rescue.

 

Shortly after 6 p.m., an elderly woman riding a scooter fell off a curb on Vedder Rd. Because emergency responders were so busy, she remained laying on the ground for 30 minutes before she was attended to.

 

Finally, a scary incident happened when a pair of cyclists riding on Keith Wilson were clipped by a vehicle. Thankfully, the only injuries in that accident was an injured shoulder.

 

 

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