Man injured in Maple Ridge crash

A Maple Ridge man is airlifted to Royal Columbian Hospital after a crash along Golden Ears Way at bridge entrance.

A middle-aged Maple Ridge man was taken by air ambulance to Royal Columbian Hospital Thursday morning with non-life threatening injuries after his van was hit by a dump truck towing a load along Golden Ears way at the entrance to the bridge. Sgt. Dale Somerville with the Ridge Meadows RCMP traffic section said that although the police investigation was continuing

A Maple Ridge man was rushed to hospital Thursday morning after his van was hit by a dump truck on the Golden Ears Bridge.

The crash happened around 9:20 a.m. along Golden Ears way at the entrance to the bridge and pushed the van off the road.

Firefighters from Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge had to use the jaws of life to cut the van and removed the man in his 50s from it.

He was airlifted to Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster with unknown injuries.

Sgt. Dale Somerville with the Ridge Meadows RCMP traffic section said that although the police investigation was continuing, the accident may have been due to a minor violation. A commercial vehicle safety inspector was expected to be on scene to examine the dump truck.

“It was an excellent example of co-ordination between emergence services,” said Pitt Meadows fire chief Don Jolley.

“[They] worked very well together.”

The crash shut down the one ramp of the span between Maple Ridge and Langley for close four hours.

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