Burnaby RCMP give updates on multivehicle crashes and hit-and-run investigations

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      After several collisions took place in Burnaby last week, Burnaby RCMP gave updates on three cases.

      On June 7, up to eight vehicles were involved in a collision that occurred near Kingsway at Nelson Avenue in Burnaby.

      Two people were taken to hospital while one driver was dead at the scene.

      Today (June 17), Burnaby RCMP announced that an 83-year-old woman may have suffered a medical incident as she was driving, which caused her vehicle to speed up, hit the median, and then flip into the oncoming traffic.

      Meanwhile, another multivehicle collision took place on the same day (June 7) on Lougheed Highway between Madison and Gilmore avenues.

      Two people were taken to hospital while a 69-year-old female pedestrian died at the scene.

      Burnaby RCMP announced today that investigators found that a BMW driver heading west on the highway lost control of his vehicle and hit the pedestrian. The driver was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

      The investigation for this case remains ongoing.

      In other Burnaby collision updates, after a hit-and-run took place on Marine Way near Boundary Road on June 6, leaving a 71-year-old male pedestrian dead, police identified the driver of a semi-truck and interviewed him. (Burnaby RCMP stated that the pedestrian was mistakenly identified as 75 years old in the original news release.)

      The investigation is continuing on and no charges have been laid yet.