Vancouver: A 47-year-old Nanaimo man who injured in the three vehicle crash on highway 1 was arrested at hospital and released on a Promise to Appear at North Vancouver Provincial Court in June. The collision occurred immediately west of the Capilano River Bridge.
The driver of a white panel van suspected of driving eastbound in the westbound lanes remains in hospital for treatment of injuries including leg and hip fractures. A family of four from Vancouver in a westbound mini-van and the single occupant of a second westbound vehicle were also rushed to hospital.
Investigators have now been advised a two-and-a-half-year old girl riding in the mini-van required surgery for a shoulder fracture. Her seven year old sister and parents did not suffer significant injury. The driver and sole occupant of the third vehicle, a 47-year-old Burnaby man, was also uninjured. Westbound lanes of the highway were closed for approximately three hours. Investigators will recommend charges of Impaired Driving Causing Bodily Harm and Dangerous Driving. The investigation is in its early stages. Additional charges are possible.
West Vancouver Police have spoken with over 30 people in regard to this investigation, however, anyone who may have additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact West Vancouver Police at 604-925-7300.