Police shut down 240 Street after a single vehicle accident. (The News files)

Police shut down 240 Street after a single vehicle accident. (The News files)

Maple Ridge man dies following crash

Police believe he went into medical distress before accident

A Maple Ridge man is dead following a crash Monday afternoon.

It is believed the 51-year-old driver went into medical distress before crashing his dump truck into bushes along 240th Street by 117th Avenue just before 2 p.m.

Maple Ridge firefighters and BC Ambulance Services attempted life-saving measures and an air ambulance had been requested, but was eventually called off.

The man died on scene.

BC Coroners Services attended the collision.

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Victim services attended as well, to support the man’s family and witnesses on scene, said Ridge Meadows RCMP Const. Julie Klaussner.

Ridge Meadows RCMP’s investigative support team is investigating the cause of the accident, she said.

However at this time it does not appear to be criminal but an underlying medical condition that contributed to the crash,Klaussner added.

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Police closed down 240th Street in both directions between 116th and 118th Avenues all afternoon while they investigated – only opening the northbound lane at about 5 p.m.

“Thank you to all the people who stopped and tried to offer medical assistance to the man and assisted police with the investigation,” said Klaussner.

“Our thoughts are with the family who lost a loved one today.”


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