UPDATE: Truck ends up in water off Dewdney Bridge

Fraser Valley Traffic Services are investigating single vehicle incident

A single vehicle accident ended with a truck landing in the water, off the Dewdney bridge on Tuesday afternoon. / Sandy Camo Photos

A pick up truck crashed through the Dewdney Bridge railing and ended up in the water on Tuesday afternoon.

According to Fraser Valley Traffic Services, on July 2, at approximately 3:40 p.m. Mission RCMP and emergency services attended a serious crash on Lougheed Highway at the Dewdney Bridge in Mission.

Upon arrival it was determined that a west bound pickup truck operated by a lone individual had taken evasive action to avoid colliding with stopped traffic which was waiting for a train to pass.

The truck crashed through the bridge railing and into the water below.

The driver, a 19-year-old local man, was able to extricate himself from his sinking truck and was brought to shore by a boater.

Impairment has been ruled out as a contributing cause of this crash and no other people or vehicles were involved.

The driver was taken to hospital with undetermined, but non-life threatening injuries.

Lougheed Highway was closed for a period of time as police investigated and engineers conducted temporary repairs and ensured the structural integrity of the bridge.

The highway has fully re-opened to traffic and further repairs are expected to be completed in the coming days.

Fraser Valley Traffic Services (FVTS) in Chilliwack has assumed conduct of this investigation. Anyone with additional information who has yet to speak with police is asked to call FVTS at 604-702-4039 and quote file 2019-27593.

 

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