A pedestrian who was involved in a deadly crash in Coquitlam received first aid. One person died after a three-vehicle crash. The Mounties have provided details but it was stated that three pedestrians were involved in the collision that occurred at Mariner Way and Riverview Crescent.
One of the pedestrians died while the other two were transported to a healthcare facility with injuries that are believed to be serious. The condition of the people in the vehicles is not known.
As the officials are investigating the scene, the public was asked to avoid the area if possible. Mariner Way was closed in both directions between Atlin Place and Fern Terrace.
The photos from the scene showed a severely damaged black sedan. Most of the back part of the vehicle, from the windshield to the end, appeared to have been crushed. It appeared the airbags were all deployed at the time of the crash. Another black sedan with front-end damage was parked nearby. Part of the grille was on the ground about a meter away. Debris can be seen across the intersection at Riverview and Mariner.
A mobile emergency command trailer was set up nearby and several emergency vehicles were parked near the scene.
The Mounties have not provided any details on what led to the crash. A witness stated that he heard the loud booming sound of impact.
A photo supplied by the witness who lives near the scene showed emergency workers performing first aid or resuscitation efforts on a person in the median.
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