Several people were sent to hospital following a chain-reaction accident on the Alex Fraser Bridge Saturday morning.
Saturday at approximately 11:45 a motorist stalled on the Alex Fraser Bridge south bound. The vehicle directly behind the stalled vehicle was able to change lanes rapidly to avoid striking the stalled vehicle. Unfortunately the car behind was unable to stop and struck the stalled vehicle.
The occupants of both vehicles got out and inspected the damages on both vehicles. Due to the location, they agreed to meet off the bridge. Before they could move, a taxi struck the second vehicle.
As a result of the second impact, four people were sent to a local hospital. Two were released with minor injuries, one received serious injuries and the fourth person required emergency surgery and is presently listed as critical.
The Integrated Collision Reconstructionist team was called out; the scene was cleared at 5:00 PM.
Cpl Mc Donald says, “Bridges are very dangerous places to stop, whenever possible people should remain in their cars and call for assistance.”
The police are requesting anyone who might have witnessed the accident and have not talked to the police already to contact the Primary investigator, Cst. Winslow at Deas Island Traffic Services phone number 604-946-2184.