Rescue workers prepare to transport an elderly driver from the scene of a single vehicle crash in Langley at 204 Street and 62 Avenue Sunday afternoon to a waiting helicopter. It's believed the driver crashed because of a medical condition.

UPDATE: Sunday’s crash victim has died

Medical distress the cause of accident involving 57-year-old Abbotsford man



A 57-year-old Abbotsford man has died after losing control of his car, crossing four lanes of traffic, hitting a tree and stopping short of a building just north of the 204 Street overpass on Sunday.

Langley RCMP believe the man suffered a major medical condition, like a heart attack, before his vehicle started crossing over a meridian and into oncoming traffic, said Const. Craig van Herk.

He was airlifted to hospital but died en route, said police.

The accident happened at 3 p.m. on 204 Street near 62 Avenue.

An eyewitness told The Times the man may have suffered a heart attack or some other medical emergency.

She said two people with First Aid kits also witnessed the crash and looked after the driver until paramedics arrived on the scene.

One of the first people to the scene had his level 3 industrial First Aid and tried to help the man, said van Herk.

No one else was injured in the crash.

Rescue workers could be seen performing chest compressions on the driver before an air ambulance helicopter landed at a nearby parking lot.

 

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