Chilliwack woman injured in collision with semi truck

A 60-year-old Chilliwack woman is in critical condition after her car collided with a semi trailer on Tuesday afternoon near Agassiz.

  • Thu Jul 26th, 2012 7:00am
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Agassiz Fire Rescue worked to free a Chilliwack woman from her car after she collided with a semi trailer on Tuesday.

A 60-year-old Chilliwack woman is in critical condition after her car collided with a semi trailer on Tuesday afternoon near Agassiz.

At 1:20 p.m., Fraser Valley Traffic Services and Agassiz RCMP officers responded to the report of a vehicle collision on Highway 7, approximately five kilometres east of Agassiz.

A 2010 Hyundai Sonata had been travelling west when it crossed the centre line into the oncoming eastbound lane.

A 2008 Peterbilt semi trailer was travelling east, and the 66-year-old driver from Abbotsford saw the Hyundai move into his lane.

He attempted to avoid a collision by steering his vehicle onto the south shoulder of the road.

The car clipped the driver’s side of the semi and came to a stop in the north ditch.

The driver of the Hyundai was extracted from her vehicle by the Agassiz and Seabird Island Fire Rescue Departments. She was then transported to Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster by air ambulance.

Police say that weather, road conditions, speed and the mechanical condition of the vehicles do not appear to have contributed to the crash. Driver inattention has not been ruled out.

 

Witnesses to this collision who have not spoken to the police are asked to contact lead investigator Const. Troy Collins of the Fraser Valley Traffic Services at 604-702-4039.