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Rollover crash on Young Road in Chilliwack sends one to hospital

A cyclists on Young Road passes by the scene of a rollover accident Thursday afternoon as Chilliwack firefighters remove the door of the vehicle to extract the woman inside. - Paul J. Henderson
A cyclists on Young Road passes by the scene of a rollover accident Thursday afternoon as Chilliwack firefighters remove the door of the vehicle to extract the woman inside.
— image credit: Paul J. Henderson

One woman was taken to hospital just before 2 p.m. Thursday after a rollover crash on Young Road in Chilliwack.

Crowds gathered along the sidewalk and in the Chilliwack Alliance Church parking lot to watch as Chilliwack firefighters removed the two drivers' side doors of her SUV and extracted the woman using a hydraulic rescue tool, usually referred to as the jaws of life.

A witness at the scene told the Times he saw the driver of a Chevy Silverado drive through the stop sign on Brooks Avenue and smash into the woman's white Jeep Cherokee causing it to flip over onto its roof.

The woman's seatbelt held her in place, she was conscious and did not appear to be in serious pain.

Chilliwack RCMP were in the church parking lot speaking to the driver of a Silverado that had Veteran plates and a disabled parking permit sticker.

No word yet on the extent of the woman's injuries. Chilliwack RCMP spokesperson Const. Tracy Wolbeck said criminal charges are being considered in connection with the accident and the investigation is ongoing.

Wolbeck added that police are looking for anyone who might have witnessed the accident, which occurred at about 1:10 p.m. on July 31. Contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611.

 

Child hit

Just one hour after the Young Road crash, police were called to Cumberland Road in Sardis for a child who had been struck by a vehicle.

The 12-year-old boy was hit riding his scooter, which he rode out of this driveway into traffic, according to police.

"Any time we are responding to an incident involving a child the emotions are in overdrive," Wolbeck said. "It doesn't matter how long we have been doing the job or what our prior experience has been, calls involving kids affect you."

The child was airlifted to BC Children's Hospital where he currently remains.

No charges are being considered in this accident, and the boy is expected to recover from his injuries.

 

 

 

 

 

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