Crash in parkade claims one life


2024-01-18 06:46 HNP

Dossier nº 2024-171

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The University RCMP is investigating after a single vehicle collision inside a parkade resulted in the death of one man.

On January 17, 2024, at 9:32 a.m., the University RCMP received a report of a vehicle that had crashed through a barrier on the second floor of the Thunderbird Parkade and had fallen down to the first. Upon arrival, a portion of the concrete barrier was hanging precariously above the now-vertical black sedan. The vehicle appeared to contain a single occupant who had apparently suffered significant injuries. Efforts to extract the subject from the vehicle could not be immediately made due to the imminent danger created by the damaged structure. Vancouver Fire Rescue Services was able to secure the vehicle and safely extricate the sole occupant.

Tragically, the man suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene, said Staff Sergeant Kris Clark of the BC RCMP. Fortunately, no one else was injured and the scene was made safe for first responders by fire and rescue personnel.

The investigation in ongoing, however, it is too early to determine the causal factors in this crash. 

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S.é.-m. Kris Clark
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