Police in Richmond are investigating after a man was hospitalized with “life-threatening injuries” following a car crash in the weekend.
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According to Richmond RCMP, the incident took place at 9 am on Saturday, when police responded to the area of No. 3 Road and Alderbridge Way for reports of a serious single vehicle collision.
“A late 1990s model Volkswagen two-door allegedly driven by an 18-year old female from Kamloops, British Columbia collided with a lamp standard,” police said in a release. “A nearby pedestrian, a 22-year old male from Richmond, suffered critical injuries after being struck and trapped underneath the vehicle.”
Emergency crews managed to extricate the male and he was rushed to hospital suffering from life-threatening injuries. The woman suffered minor injuries.
Police said the man was not believed to be on the road when the incident occurred.
Now, the RCMP’s Criminal Collision Investigation Team (CCIT) is investigating along with assistance from the Lower Mainland Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS).
“The debris field of the collision location was large and required closures of the surrounding area for over multiple hours during the course of the investigation,” police noted. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this collision.
Anyone who has information or dashcam footage on the collision is asked to call 604-278-1212 and quote file #2019-3977.