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Semi truck rear-ends car on the highway near Chilliwack

Chilliwack RCMP are seeking witnesses to a terrible collision that saw a semi truck hit a car from behind just before the Prest Road exit at about 3 a.m. Wednesday morning. - Black Press File Photo
Chilliwack RCMP are seeking witnesses to a terrible collision that saw a semi truck hit a car from behind just before the Prest Road exit at about 3 a.m. Wednesday morning.
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Someone in Chilliwack may have witnessed a terrible rear-end crash on Highway 1 in the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday morning.

Chilliwack RCMP are seeking any witnesses to the collision that saw a semi hit a car just before the Prest Road exit at about 3 a.m.

The rear bumper of the car is being examined forensically for clues.

"Highway 1, even in the early hours of the morning, is a very busy transportation corridor," said RCMP Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen.

The victim was driving in the eastbound lanes in a Toyota Corolla when the car was struck by the semi.

"This caused the vehicle to go off road and flip into a water filled ditch," he said.

Luckily the vehicle landed upright and the victim was able to get out.

“The victim was very fortunate not to sustain serious injury,” said Cpl. vanNieuwenhuizen. “We have classified this as a criminal code hit and run and are treating this very seriously.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611, reference file 2014-13084, or, to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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