A paramedic leads a young boy with a head laceration to an ambulance after the SUV he was riding in collided with a semi at the corner of Wellington Avenue and Corbould Street on Wednesday morning. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

UPDATE: Young boy and woman injured in crash in downtown Chilliwack

The collision involving an SUV and semi happened at Wellington and Corbould just before 9 a.m.

At least two people were taken to hospital including a child after an SUV collided with a semi truck at at Wellington Avenue and Corbould Street in downtown Chilliwack Wednesday morning.

Chilliwack paramedics and firefighters were on the scene just before 9 a.m.

According to a witness and resident who lives at the intersection, the driver of the southbound SUV said the sun was in her eyes and she did not see the stop sign. The SUV collided with the eastbound semi and the SUV rotated 180 degrees as a result.

Two occupants of the SUV — the female driver and a young boy who sustained a head laceration — were taken to hospital.

The semi truck was not hauling a trailer at the time of the incident, and it is unknown if the male driver was injured.

By 9 a.m. all occupants of the vehicles were in the care of paramedics.

The witness added that drivers do not stop at the four-way stop sign “all the time.”

The intersection was partially blocked to traffic as a result.

More details will be reported if they become available.


 

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Paramedics and firefighters tend to victims of a two-vehicle incident where this SUV collided with a semi at the corner of Wellington Avenue and Corbould Street on Wednesday morning. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

An SUV collided with this semi truck, which was not hauling a trailer at the time. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

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