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On Aug. 6, 2022, BC Highway Patrol Chilliwack responded to a two-vehicle collision near Othello Road on the Coquihalla Highway involving a transport truck and a $600,000 McLaren sports car. (RCMP handout photo)

$600K McLaren damaged after truck driver fails to check side mirrors on Hwy. 5: police

A truck driver’s failure to check blind spots results in $100, 000 in damages to a McLaren sports car

 

Commercial vehicles carrying or towing large equipment are striking overpasses around the province. Pictured is 152 Street overpass in South Surrey that was struck by a semi truck towing a trailer in December 2017, causing it to close for three months. (Peace Arch News file photo)

B.C. Truckers fight for transparency and access to information amid truck-bridge strikes

‘We need to have a presumption of disclosure’ says BC Truckers Association president

 

Traffic is backed up in both directions and people are out of their cars after a bad motor vehicle accident at Hell’s Gate on Highway 1. (Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Police watchdog investigating Hell’s Gate crash after man dies

Police responded to a report of a man in crisis, and watched as he drove over a steep embankment

 

Flood Hope Road saw the highest amount of motor vehicle crashes in 2021, according to ICBC statistics. (Google Maps screenshot)

ICBC releases car crash statistics for Hope

Most of Hope’s 86 accidents last year occurred near highway on and off ramps

Flood Hope Road saw the highest amount of motor vehicle crashes in 2021, according to ICBC statistics. (Google Maps screenshot)
Katie Potts lost her right leg and most of her right hand in the 2021 accident. (Special to The News)

VIDEO: Lower Mainland woman credits Salmon Arm couple with saving her life

Katie Potts was a passenger in a car that veered off the Coquihalla in 2021

Katie Potts lost her right leg and most of her right hand in the 2021 accident. (Special to The News)
Police, firefighters, and paramedics were all on scene of a reported fatal crash involving a train, a semi, and an SUV on Thursday evening, April 21, 2022. (Shane MacKichan/Special to the News)

VIDEO: Lower Mainland train-truck crash kills one

Emergency crews expected on scene in Maple Ridge much of the night investigating fatal accident

Police, firefighters, and paramedics were all on scene of a reported fatal crash involving a train, a semi, and an SUV on Thursday evening, April 21, 2022. (Shane MacKichan/Special to the News)
Clayton Faulconer is an arm-wrestling pro who was born and raised in Fernie. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

‘Gift from God’: Fernie-born arm-wrestling pro makes comeback after life-altering injury

Clayton Faulconer suffered a traumatic brain injury after a car accident in Vancouver

Clayton Faulconer is an arm-wrestling pro who was born and raised in Fernie. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
Police arrest a man on Ryan Road in Courtenay on Thursday morning. He is suspected to be involved in a series of road rage incidents, as well as an egging of a Campbell River store. Bev Dempsey-Orr photo

Suspect in store-egging and minivan axe-hacking arrested outside B.C. gas station

Police are saying recent Comox Valley axe attacks on cars may be connected to Campbell River egging

Police arrest a man on Ryan Road in Courtenay on Thursday morning. He is suspected to be involved in a series of road rage incidents, as well as an egging of a Campbell River store. Bev Dempsey-Orr photo
Emergency crews responded after a truck pulling a travel trailer rolled over on Highway 1 westbound on July 21. (Facebook photo)

Travel trailer rolls over on Highway 1 near Chilliwack’s Yale Road exit

Emergency crews were on scene at north side of highway for one-vehicle rollover

Emergency crews responded after a truck pulling a travel trailer rolled over on Highway 1 westbound on July 21. (Facebook photo)
An alley in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C. (Google Maps)

Man sleeping in alley near parkade dies after being run over in Vancouver

The motorist who ran the 39-year-old over was attempting to enter the underground parking lot

An alley in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C. (Google Maps)
A head-on collision sent two drivers to hospital on Friday night. (Special to The News)

Witness sees head-on in Maple Ridge, stops to help victims

Two people taken to hospital in stable condition

A head-on collision sent two drivers to hospital on Friday night. (Special to The News)
Emergency personnel were on scene at Young Road on Thursday, May 27, 2021 where a 13-year-old boy was struck by a pickup truck. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Teenager struck by pickup in Chilliwack, not seriously injured

13-year-old boy was hit on Young Road near Reece Avenue

Emergency personnel were on scene at Young Road on Thursday, May 27, 2021 where a 13-year-old boy was struck by a pickup truck. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A motorcyclist was taken to hospital on Canada Day last year after a collision at the Gloucester Industrial Park area. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Langley Advance Times)

No charges laid following motor vehicle accident involving Langley RCMP officer

Crash occurred July 1, 2019 between an off-duty cop driving an SUV and a motorcyclist

A motorcyclist was taken to hospital on Canada Day last year after a collision at the Gloucester Industrial Park area. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Daphne Toumbanakis had almost 10,000 km of cycling experience. (Contributed photo)

Cyclist killed in Maple Ridge was just beginning a cross-Canada ride

Daphné Toumbanakis, 24, was cycling across Canada when hit by a pick-up truck in Maple Ridge, Monday

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Daphne Toumbanakis had almost 10,000 km of cycling experience. (Contributed photo)
Traffic is backed up on Highway No. 1 westbound due to a collision near the Lickman Road exit. (Google Earth photo)

Accident on Highway No. 1 near Chilliwack’s Lickman Road exit causing delays

Traffic is backed up to the Evans Road exit as emergency crews clear the scene

Traffic is backed up on Highway No. 1 westbound due to a collision near the Lickman Road exit. (Google Earth photo)
Traffic backed up all the way down the Agassiz-Rosedale bridge late Thursday afternoon. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Update: No serious injuries in two-vehicle crash on Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge

Emergency personnel were on scene, cleared traffic shortly after

Traffic backed up all the way down the Agassiz-Rosedale bridge late Thursday afternoon. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The wreckage of the incident at around 5 p.m. Feb. 22. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

UPDATE: Two killed in fiery collision on Highway 1 near Revelstoke

The Trans Canada Highway was closed for four hours

The wreckage of the incident at around 5 p.m. Feb. 22. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Unsecured dogs and driving don’t mix, say Oceanside RCMP. (Black Press file photo)

The ‘ultimate distraction’: RCMP warn drivers against unsecured pets in vehicles

Cops, ICBC offer tips after pooch killed in Vancouver Island mishap

Unsecured dogs and driving don’t mix, say Oceanside RCMP. (Black Press file photo)
A ditched car off Highway 1. Tyler Olsen / Abbotsford News.

70% of ICBC calls in the last two weeks came from Lower Mainland

This was in a 17-day stretch from Jan. 3 to Jan. 19, inclusive

A ditched car off Highway 1. Tyler Olsen / Abbotsford News.