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Canada Coquihalla Highway partially reopens after vehicle flips over

06:40  04 june  2018
06:40  04 june  2018 Source:   vancouversun.com

Discarded cigarette butt ignites 100-year-old trestle bridge near Hope, B.C.

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An accident involving an overturned vehicle on the Coquihalla Highway northeast of Hope, B.C., has sent one person to hospital in critical condition. A witness said the vehicle had flipped over and was in a ditch.

110917-no_object-225293752-1212_na_mountie-W.jpg: A serious crash on the Coquihalla Highway has closed the road in both directions on Sunday afternoon. MIKAELA MACKENZIE / POSTMEDIA © Mikaela MacKenzie A serious crash on the Coquihalla Highway has closed the road in both directions on Sunday afternoon. MIKAELA MACKENZIE / POSTMEDIA

Hwy. 5 has been partially reopened after a southbound vehicle flipped near the Ladner Creek bridge on Sunday afternoon.

The northbound lanes in the affected area have reopened. The southbound lanes are expected to reopen at around midnight.

The B.C. Ambulance Service transported three people involved in the crash to hospital, including one in critical condition. A helicopter was initially called to assist the three ambulances dispatched to the scene, but it proved to not be needed, an ambulance service spokesman said.

According to reports on social media,

A rain storm has been passing through the area, but it’s unknown if road conditions were a contributing factor.

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