Two pedestrians in hospital after van jumps curb near Burrard Street Bridge

Feb 27 2019, 12:22 am

Police are investigating after a serious collision that sent two pedestrians to the hospital.

On Monday night, just before 6:30 pm, emergency crews were called to Burrard Street near Pacific Boulevard.

A silver, newer model Dodge Caravan struck two pedestrians on a sidewalk near Burrard Street Bridge.

A 35-year-old woman and a 53-year-old woman, both from Vancouver, were transported to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Caravan, a man in his 60s, was also transported to the hospital for a minor assessment.

The accident caused major delays, blocking vehicle traffic on southbound Burrard and eastbound Pacific, as well as causing for backups right across the bridge deck.

Burrard Bridge

An accident is currently causing backups on the Burrard Bridge. (Daily Hive)

At this point, investigators believe that the van was travelling southbound on Burrard Street and approaching Pacific Boulevard when it struck the curb and hit the pedestrians.

The cause of this collision has yet to be determined. It’s unclear whether speed, alcohol, or distracted driving were factors in the crash.

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