Two cars collided head-on along the Haney Bypass on Saturday.

Driver killed in Haney Bypass collision

A woman was killed in a head-on collision along the Haney Bypass on Saturday.

  • Nov. 2, 2015 10:00 a.m.

https://youtu.be/m8Csq6N2Fik

A 44-year-old woman was killed in a head-on collision along the Haney Bypass on Halloween night.

Police responded to the crash in the 23000-block of the bypass, near Burnett Street, around 10 p.m. Saturday.

Witnesses saw an eastbound Honda Accord drifting from the curb to centre lane. It first hit a

Chevrolet SUV, then collided head-on into an Audi, police said.

The female driver of the Honda was trapped in her vehicle and unresponsive. Fire crews arrived and started CPR while working to extricate her using the ‘Jaws of Life.’

An air ambulance took her to Royal Columbian Hospital, but died from her injuries.

The female driver of the Audi was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The occupants of the SUV were treated at scene and were not taken to hospital.

The crash forced the closure of the Haney Bypass for an extended period of time. Cause of the crash remains under investigation by Ridge Meadows RCMP Traffic Services, who are being assisted by the Integrated Collision Analyst and Reconstructionist Services (ICARS).

• Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, and has not already spoken to police, is asked to contact Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604 463-6251.

 

Busy and loud Halloween night

It was a busy Halloween night for Ridge Meadows RCMP, as officers responded to a fatal collision on the Haney Bypass, which closed that route for seven hours, and responded to 95 calls for service from the public.

The calls came from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., and included loud parties, public intoxication, a fight and numerous fireworks complaints, in both Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

The normal number of police calls for that period on a Saturday night would be between 50 and 70. Some years on Halloween, police have received more than 100 calls.

Police, firefighters and bylaws officers have the authority to issue fines of $200 for setting off fireworks without a permit, as part of a ban in both cities that has been in place since 2005. However, the explosive blasts could be heard across Maple Ridge on Halloween night.

The fine for selling fireworks in Maple Ridge is $1,000. Although many neighbouring communities have banned fireworks, they can still be purchased in the U.S. Burnaby and Vancouver have not banned fireworks.

 

Just Posted

Flames lose at home, win in Mission

Host Kodiaks on Friday night

Weavers and spinners to kick off holiday shopping

The Whonnock Weavers and Spinners’ 38th annual exhibit and sale takes place Nov. 25

Strong support for Pitt Meadows transportation projects

Overpass/underpass projects get majority support

Police aim to prevent retaliation after Hells Angel found dead in Maple Ridge

IHIT confirms Chad Wilson, 43, was the victim of a ‘targeted’ homicide

Ridge Meadows Hospital parking is still pay, but streets free

Surrey has removed meters on streets, asking Fraser Health for free parking at the hospital

UPDATE: IHIT confirms identity of Hells Angels homicide victim

Chad John Wilson was one of four men arrested in Spain in 2013 on allegations of smuggling cocaine.

Former NHL player and coach Dan Maloney dies at 68

Maloney coached the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets

Ex-MSU president charged with lying to police about Nassar

Lou Anna Simon was charged Tuesday with lying to police during an investigation

Otter makes a snack out of koi fish in Vancouver Chinese garden

Staff say the otter has eaten at least five fish

Police looking into two more incidents at private Toronto all-boys’ school

Police and the school have said two of the prior incidents involved an alleged sexual assault

B.C. lumber mills struggle with shortage of logs, price slump

Signs of recovery after U.S. market swings, industry executive says

25% of Canadians still won’t say they use pot, survey says

Statistics Canada poll says Canadians on average were 18.9 years old when they first tried pot.

Canucks’ 50/50 jackpot expected to surpass $1 million

The guaranteed prize for one lucky winner will be $500,000 minimum when Vancouver hosts LA Nov 27

The latest advent calendar trend: Holiday cannabis

A Canadian company is giving people from coast to coast a new way to celebrate the Christmas countdown.

Most Read