Driver dead after car crashes into store on Granville Street

Nov 13 2020, 11:06 pm

A male driver is dead and another person in hospital after a car crashed into a storefront on Granville Street Friday night.

Vancouver police say around 8:30 pm, a vehicle jumped the west side of the curb along Granville Street at West 13th Avenue in the South Granville shopping district and crashed into a storefront.

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The driver, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger was rushed to hospital and remains in serious but stable condition. No other vehicles or pedestrians were involved.

Last month, a pedestrian was thrown through the window of the Purdy’s retail store just two blocks away, at Granville Street and West 11th Avenue, after being struck by a vehicle involved in a rush hour crash.  The force of the accident sent a silver pickup truck onto the sidewalk of the busy shopping district.

Friday’s crash is the city’s seventh fatal motor vehicle accident of 2020.

Witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage is asked to call VPD’s Collision Investigation Unit at 604-717-3012.

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