January 2017 Archives

Car accidents: Girl dies on Vancouver Island

A serious accident has claimed the life of a 9-year-old child on Vancouver Island, RCMP officials have reported. Car accidents involving children are always tragic, and British Columbia authorities are now hard at work investigating this latest incident. They have not filed charges against the driver involved at this time.

Fatal motor vehicle accidents: Man dies in British Columbia crash

North Vancouver authorities are still investigating a fatal crash that claimed the life of a 63-year-old man on Jan. 9. British Columbia RCMP, who are typically responsible for investigating fatal motor vehicle accidents, were on the scene shortly after 3:45 p.m. to determine the cause of the collision. They have asked for the support of the public in determining additional details about the tragedy. 

Driver receives 45 days in prison for striking B.C. cyclist

The life of a man struck by a drunk driver has been forever changed, according to his family. The 57-year-old British Columbia man, who was previously employed as a bus driver, suffered a catastrophic brain injury following the car accident that happened on the night of July 30, 2014. Since then, he has been unable to return to work and his family has had to help him adjust. The driver was sentenced to 45 days in prison. 

Car accidents: fatal Christmas Eve crash in Surrey

Police are reaching out to Surrey residents following a tragic crash on Christmas Eve that claimed the life of a 32-year-old woman. British Columbia RCMP often asks for the support of witnesses in investigating car accidents with unusual circumstances, and this crash is no exception. They have not charged the driver involved in the crash with a crime at this time. 

Car accidents: British Columbia woman dead, man charged

The tragic death of a woman in Burnaby has led to the commencement of a trial for the man believed to be responsible. British Columbia Crown authorities are seeking a 4.5 year sentence for the 25-year-old man accused of the hit-and-run. Car accidents of this type are often handed strong sentencing options, particularly when the driver involved already has an established pattern of criminal convictions. 

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