Police have confirmed that one of the vehicles involved in a serious crash on the Sea to Sky Highway over the weekend was a participant in a charity supercar rally.
The multi-vehicle crash occurred on Saturday at approximately 12:14 pm, near Daisy Lake on Highway 99.
“Upon arrival members noted multiple vehicles were involved and that there were a number of seriously injured people,” reads a statement from Whistler RCMP.
Based on the initial assessment of police, it appears that two vehicles, a black Range Rover and a silver Lamborghini, were travelling northbound. An incident between the two cars occurred “which caused the silver Lamborghini to lose control.”
It ended up hitting the median, crossing over into oncoming traffic, and hit a Toyota Crossover which was driving southbound.
Emergency services including fire, BC Ambulance Unites, and Air Ambulance attended the scene. Multiple occupants of the Toyota and Lamborghini were injured, including two children.
Police say that an individual held up in traffic also had a medical emergency which was unrelated to the crash.
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Due to the severity of the collision and injuries, the Integrated Collision Analysis Reconstructionist Service (ICARS) was activated to attend and determine the cause of the crash.”
Sergeant Sascha Banks also says that the silver Lamborghini involved in the incident was a participant of the Damond Hublot Rally, an annual event that sees high-end vehicles travel from Vancouver to Whistler.
“I can confirm the silver Lamborghini travelling north was part of the Diamond Hublot Rally, but at this stage were are determining the exact cause of what made it cross into oncoming traffic” Banks says in a statement. “We are investigating both the drivers of the Range Rover and the Lamborghini for Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and once all details are obtained including the ICARS analysis we will have a clearer picture of fault.”
“We have seen far too much tragedy on the Sea to Sky highway to last us all a lifetime, we can only implore those in our area to slow down. Everyone who visits us wants to get to their destination safe and sound.”
Police are asking anyone with footage or who witnessed the collision or any driving behaviour of the northbound vehicles to contact the Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044.