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Updated: Langley senior fined for hitting flagger

A pair of air ambulances parked at a 256 Street field await two men who were trapped inside an overturned truck nearby on Fraser Highway Monday afternoon. - ANDREW CARSON PHOTO
A pair of air ambulances parked at a 256 Street field await two men who were trapped inside an overturned truck nearby on Fraser Highway Monday afternoon.
— image credit: ANDREW CARSON PHOTO

A 69-year-old Langley woman has been fined for injuring a female flagger Monday afternoon (Dec. 5) in the 26200 block of 56 Avenue in Aldergrove.

Witnesses told Langley RCMP the elderly driver was at the wheel of a Toyota Corolla heading eastbound at a high rate of speed when the collision occurred around 2:30 p.m.

The driver pulled over and stayed at the scene, police said.

The victim, a woman in her 30's, was one of three flaggers directing traffic around a cloverleaf where a BC Hydro crew was laying wire.

The flagger was transported by air ambulance to hospital for treatment of what the RCMP described as "serious but not life threatening injuries."

The driver has been ticketed for driving "without consideration" an offence that carries a $196 fine and six penalty points.

Earlier the same day, two men had to be extracted from an overturned cherry picker or "bucket" van in the the 25300 block of Fraser Highway around 12:30 p.m. when the eastbound van apparently drifted off the road to the right and went into a drainage ditch, colliding with a culvert.

The 33-year-old driver was extracted from the vehicle quite quickly, however, his 24-year-old passenger was trapped in the vehicle for over two hours.

Both men were airlifted to hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries, police said.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed either collision and hasn't been interviewed to call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

 

 

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