Four-car crash on Pitt River Bridge

Car hits line stopped for road checks.

There was a four-car accident at the Pitt River Bridge early on Sunday morning, and occupants of all four vehicles were injured.

Coquitlam RCMP were conducting road checks in the eastbound lane, looking for impaired drivers, just east of the Pitt River Bridge. At approximately 1 a.m., a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed slammed into the back of the line of vehicles that were stopped for the roadblock, causing a chain-reaction accident that involved three other vehicles.

All four drivers suffered “moderate but non-life-threatening injuries,” according to Coquitlam RCMP media relations.

The driver who is alleged to have caused the accident was given a breathalyzer test, but was found to not have been drinking.

“The driver, obviously, was not paying attention and rear-ended the vehicle. It is possible they fell asleep,” RCMP Cpl. Quentin Frewing told CBC News.

The driver was given a ticket for driving without due care and attention.


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