An SUV is seen in the centre of Highway 1 westbound near the Vedder Road on-ramp on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

An SUV is seen in the centre of Highway 1 westbound near the Vedder Road on-ramp on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE w/ VIDEO: Pickup going wrong way on Highway 1 in Chilliwack Friday morning

Incident captured on security camera was the likely cause of two vehicles in the ditch

A pickup truck driving the wrong way on Highway 1 in Chilliwack Friday morning may have been the cause of two vehicles that ended up off the highway leading to serious traffic issues.

A video shared on Twitter by the manager of Contact Security, located right next to Highway 1 at Evans Road in Chilliwack showed a scary scene.

The video was recorded at 9:45 a.m. by one of the security cameras at the shop.

A pickup truck pulled over to the right side of the westbound lanes, then did a U-turn in front of a white Tesla and proceeded to drive east in the left-hand westbound lanes. Oncoming traffic can be scene avoiding the pickup.

Soon after two vehicles were reported in different locations in the ditch on the highway.

Emergency crews were on scene westbound just west of the Vedder Road highway on-ramp, one in the ditch and the other up against the cable barrier.

The incident happened around 10 a.m. on Oct. 15 and traffic was slow in the area.

Check back here for more info as it becomes available.

A car is seen in the ditch westbound on Highway 1 near the Vedder Road on-ramp on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

A car is seen in the ditch westbound on Highway 1 near the Vedder Road on-ramp on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)


 

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