After a motorist struck a wedding party in West Vancouver on Saturday night, ten people were sent to the hospital and two more reportedly passed afterwards.
West Vancouver wedding party
After a vehicle crashes into a West Vancouver wedding, there are apparently 10 injuries and two fatalities.
According to B.C. Emergency Health Services, the incident happened around 6:10 p.m., and 11 ground ambulances and one air ambulance were sent to the scene on Keith Road.
Two were in critical condition, three were in serious condition, and five were in stable condition out of the 10 victims who were carried to the hospital, according to EHS. The car allegedly accelerated into a crowd of people as it was driving out of a driveway.
While police looked, the 400 block of Keith Road was shut down. In order to learn more about the event, Vancouver News has contacted the West Vancouver Police Department. When a reply is received, this story will be updated.
What happened at West Vancouver wedding party?
Two people were killed and 10 others injured, according to emergency personnel in West Vancouver, British Columbia, when a car ploughed through the yard of a house where a wedding reception was being held on Saturday.
Const. Nicole Braithwaite, a spokeswoman for West Vancouver police, reported that shortly after 6 p.m. PT, a woman in her late 60s operating a car on a shared driveway “accelerated ahead and drove into many people who were attending a wedding.”
11 ambulances and a helicopter were dispatched to the property at Keith Road and Keith Place, according to B.C. Emergency Health Services.
The take of the people who escaped death
After narrowly escaping being crushed by a massive tree on Friday on Vancouver’s west side, five people—including a pregnant woman—are grateful for their survival. Four vehicles, including one with a family inside, were struck by falling branches and debris on West 27th Avenue and Oak Street around 5:30 p.m.
When they were attacked by nature, Davina Milton and her four family members had just parked on the street to visit friends. After seeing the impact and realising that his dinner guests were trapped by the downed tree, Shlomo Gabay dialled 911. Gabay remarked, “The whole thing came crumbling down.”
These two trees are literally entwined, and all of a sudden, I heard a loud crash and everything fell to the ground. We were unable to exit since the windows were completely blocked by trees, according to Milton. As they awaited rescues, Milton and her family, including her pregnant sister-in-law, felt confined by the vegetation. It’s pretty unsettling to be stuck and unable to escape, Milton recalled.
Firefighters swiftly responded to the scene and used chainsaws to clear some of the fallen objects that were engulfing the family of five’s car before safely removing the front windscreen.
According to Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services’ Assistant Chief Ken Gemmill, their personnel advised the survivors to purchase a lottery ticket. Milton said, “Thank God like everything, the baby everything’s OK.” It’s a wonder that we are all still alive and that nobody has been injured. Staff will examine the scene and the tree to ascertain why it snapped suddenly, according to the Vancouver Park Board.
What the authorities say about the incident
Const. Nicole Braithwaite, the spokeswoman for the West Vancouver Police, reported that shortly after 6 p.m. PT, a woman in her late 60s was driving on a shared driveway when she “accelerated up and collided with numerous people attending a wedding.” According to Braithwaite, the car’s driver is cooperating with the authorities. So far, no fees have been suggested.
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At the site of a terrible collision in West Vancouver’s 400 block of Keith Road is the Lower Mainland Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service. According to LMDICARS Cpl. Dave Noon’s tweet, the road will be closed in both directions for a number of hours.
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