UPDATED: High speed crash on the Golden Ears Bridge

A single vehicle has hit a pole at the north end of the bridge

A man is lucky to be alive after a serious crash on the Golden Ears Bridge.

The accident happened just after 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

The driver was heading northbound over the bridge and just coming off the bridge deck when he went off road, rolling his vehicle before hitting a lamp standard in what had been described as a high speed impact crash.

The driver was still in the vehicle when emergency personnel arrived on scene, but not trapped. He was able to walk himself to a waiting ambulance.

Deputy fire chief Michael Van Dop with the Maple Ridge Fire Department says it takes a lot of energy to flip a car over.

“(There was) significant damage to the vehicle. The lone occupant is fortunate to sustain relatively minor injuries given the circumstances,” Van Dop said.

More to come

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

BC Liberal Leader talks drug addiction in Pitt Meadows

Drug addiction and public safety a top priority says Andrew Wilkinson

IIO recommends no charges in Maple Ridge police shooting

Kyaw Din was killed by the RCMP during a mental health incident in August 2019

Horgan promises more child care at $10 per day during Maple Ridge visit

Liberals say the NDP has failed to deliver on daycare

Rivers could rise rapidly as heavy rains hit Lower Mainland

Larger rivers to reach peak levels on Thursday or into Friday, according to high streamflow advisory

B.C. election campaign comes to Ridge Meadows Thursday

Horgan in Maple Ridge, Wilkinson in Pitt Meadows

Pandemic derails CP Holiday Train

Canadian Pacific will work to get donations to food banks while also producing an online music concert

Vanderhoof’s Brian Frenkel takes on top job in tough times

We can get through this, new local government leader says

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Local councils important, Horgan says as municipal conference ends

B.C. NDP leader says ‘speed dating’ vital, online or in person

Penticton woman sentenced to one year in prison for manslaughter of teen boyfriend

Kiera Bourque, 24, was sentenced for manslaughter in the 2017 death of Penticton’s Devon Blackmore

Increased border enforcement curbs cross-line parties at Peace Arch State Park

Gatherings between U.S. and Canadian citizens ‘a daily carnival’ – resident

B.C. Green leader says NDP abandoning environmental plan

Horgan’s claim of unstable government false, Furstenau says

Most Read