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Driver still in hospital days after rollover crash in Chilliwack

‘Neither speed nor alcohol believed to be a contributing factor in this incident’ police say
Rollover crash on Yale Road near Hocking created debris field. (Fraser Valley Road Report/Facebook)

A medical issue may have been behind a rollover crash that closed part of Yale Road on Easter Sunday.

The driver is still in hospital in intensive care, a family member posted, and police report their condition is ‘stable.’

Chilliwack RCMP put out a release Wednesday (April 3) stating a single vehicle rollover in the 45700-block of Yale Road on March 31, was reported near the overpass above the train tracks.

Police officers attending the serious crash scene found the male driver unresponsive and a female passenger suffering minor injuries.

“Both occupants were transported to hospital, the male in serious condition,” reported Cpl. Carmen Kiener of the Chilliwack RCMP.

The collision with a piece of infrastructure, possible a utility pole, created “a large debris field” which necessitated the closure of Yale Road between Alexander Avenue and Hocking Avenue.

Witnesses reported seeing the vehicle go airborne before crashing down and flipping on its roof. Several have suggested it may have been a medical issue affecting the driver.

“The Chilliwack RCMP’s frontline unit, supported by the integrated collision analysis and reconstruction unit, are advancing the investigation to determine what may have led to the collision. Neither speed nor alcohol are believed to be a contributing factor in this incident.”

Police say they won’t be releasing names of the occupants.

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Jennifer Feinberg

About the Author: Jennifer Feinberg

I have been a Chilliwack Progress reporter for 20+ years, covering the arts, city hall, as well as Indigenous, and climate change stories.
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