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Possible medical emergency leads to collision
At approximately 10:15 am on Wednesday March 15, 2017 at the intersection of Bowen Road and Dufferin Crescent, a driver of a van lost control of his vehicle resulting in a 3 vehicle collision. The van then carried on through the intersection and struck another vehicle. The van came to rest after striking the side of a local MacDonald's restaurant. Police, Fire crews and BC Paramedics attended.
Investigators determined the driver of the van, age 53, was south bounds on Bowen Road and lost control after possibly experiencing a medical emergency. His van then went through the intersection on a red light striking a vehicle driven by a 23 year old female.The impact caused her vehicle to collide with a delivery vehicle. The result of the van striking the restaurant caused siding and brick damage, and possibly some structural damage. There were customers in the restaurant at the time but none were injured. The building was evacuated and is currently being assessed for damage.
The intersection was closed for a period of time while two of the vehicles were removed and the 53 year old male and 23 year old female were transported to hospital for assessment by BC Paramedics. The investigation remains under investigation.