Car plummets off ramp at Tsawwassen ferry terminal

Car crashes off ferry ramp

BC Ferries says a man suffered undetermined injuries when the vehicle he was driving plunged about nine metres from a ferry exit ramp to the pavement below.

BC Ferries spokeswoman Deborah Marshall says the incident occurred Tuesday at the Tsawwassen ferry terminal as vehicles were leaving the vessel Coastal Renaissance, which had arrived from the Duke Point terminal near Nanaimo.

She says the vehicle accelerated sharply after it left the vessel and crashed through a concrete barrier on the upper exit ramp, landing on its roof on the road below.

Marshall says there were no other injuries in the incident, which is under investigation.

She says the man, who was driving a crew-cab pickup truck, was the lone occupant of the vehicle.

Marshall says the man was conscious and talking after the incident but was taken to hospital in an ambulance.

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