Delta police continue to investigate two serious collisions in Delta Wednesday that sent multiple people to hospital.
In the first instance police were called to a collision that took place in the 8200 block of River Road early March 31, around 6:15 a.m.
DPD say two vehicles – one travelling eastbound and the other westbound – collided almost head on. One driver suffered minor injuries, while the other driver was seriously injured, but is expected to recover.
The cause of the collision remains under investigation by the Delta Police Traffic Unit, and police continue to talk with witnesses and collect video from the area at the time of the collision. River Road was closed for hours while police investigated.
In the second instance, police were contacted around 3:20 p.m. about a vehicle that struck a pedestrian in a parking lot in the 1200 block of 56th Street in Tsawwassen.
DPD said a driver attempting to park their vehicle collided with another vehicle, then unfortunately ran over a nearby pedestrian, with the vehicle coming to a stop on top of the pedestrian.
“I want to thank the people nearby who actually lifted the vehicle off of the injured man, and extracted him from under the vehicle, and began performing first aid,” said Insp. Ciaran Feenan, head of the Delta Police front line patrol. “Their quick actions may have saved the pedestrian’s life.”
Emergency Health Services attended and took the pedestrian to hospital with life threatening injuries.
“We’ve since had an update from the hospital, and he is expected to survive,” added Feenan.
All parties involved in this incident have been cooperative. At this point the collision is believed to be accidental in nature, say DPD.
Delta Police Victim Services has been offered to all who were involved.
Late Thursday afternoon, Open Connection Telus posted a message to Facebook thanking their employees Garry, Harry and Abhayjeet for their heroic efforts to save the person who was trapped under the vehicle.
“We are incredibly proud of our Tsawwassen staff for acting so quickly at the scene of an accident and want to thank them for their quick actions in a dire situation. Thank You. We are wishing our friend a speedy recovery.”Regarding either incident, if you believe you witnessed anything in relation to the collisions or events leading up to them, or provided assistance to the victims and haven’t yet spoken to police, please call the DPD non-emergency line at 604-946-4411.