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'Super super lucky' driver survives SUV plunge from Hwy 1 overpass in Burnaby

A 49-year-old woman escaped with non-life-threatening injuries last night after driving her SUV through a guardrail and falling onto a median in the middle of the Trans Canada Highway.

A 49-year-old woman is lucky to have escaped with non-life-threatening injuries after her SUV plunged off a Highway 1 overpass in Burnaby yesterday.

Emergency crews were called to the Grandview off ramp at about 8:15 p.m. for reports of a single-vehicle crash, according to assistant fire Chief Darcy Robinson.

On scene, they found a smashed SUV in the grassy median in the middle of the Trans Canada Highway.

“The vehicle had gone through the guardrail nose first onto the highway below into the grass median and then back onto its tires,” Robinson told the NOW.

Firefighters didn’t need to extricate the female driver, he said, but she was taken to hospital with a suspected broken arm.

“The gal is super super lucky,” Robinson said.

Eastbound traffic on the highway was backed up for some time, as crews shut down all eastbound lanes to clear the crash.

Burnaby RCMP is looking into the cause of the collision.

They don’t believe drugs or alcohol were factors, but they haven’t ruled out speed or rain as contributing to the incident.

Follow Cornelia Naylor on Twitter @CorNaylor

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