Sunday, April 7, 2013


Local News

Like Lightning

Two incidents in two days at busy intersection

Staff/Voice photos


An elderly man is attended to by paramedics Saturday after the pickup he was driving crashed into another vehicle at Young Road and First Ave.


t's not been a great week for pickup trucks at the Young Road and First Ave. intersection lightning struck twice in as many days Saturday around 4:30 P.M.


On Friday, a pickup truck caught fire at that location.


Initial reports indicated a fire had broken out, but other than some smoke, flames did not erupt from either vehicle. Firefighters de-energized both vehicles.


Luckily there were no serious injuries the elderly driver of the pickup was a little wobbly on his feet but made it under his own steam to the waiting ambulance and to be taken to Chilliwack General Hospital.


ICBC crash maps indicate there have already been 93 crashes crashes there since 2007.




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