Burnaby RCMP is asking for witnesses after a crash Wednesday out front of an elementary school that resulted in two fatalities.
Burnaby RCMP’s Criminal Collision Investigation Team is now investigating. On Wednesday, at 5:20 p.m., officers responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision at Duthie Avenue and Montecito Drive. Two people have died as a result of this collision. There were no other injuries.
“The investigation is in its early stages and we are trying to piece together what occurred,” said Cpl. Mike Kalanj of the Burnaby RCMP, in a statement. “If you witnessed the incident or have dashcam video of the incident, please come forward and speak to our investigators.”
Police are asking that anyone who witnessed this collision in the area between 5 and 5:30 p.m., to contact the Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999.
One truck was found on its side after crashing into a pole with one person trapped inside. Fire crews had to cut the roof off the truck to remove the driver. A golf cart flew off a trailer and was seen upside down in the middle of the road.
Crews were witnessed doing CPR on an elderly male laying on the ground next to the pick-up truck. He was transported to hospital by paramedics.
In June, some Duthie Avenue residents wrote the NOW to say that the road is a “ratrunner route” that has become dangerous.
“It would be nice to have changes made to the whole thing, but I notice that the main problem is between Montecito and Broadway,” a resident told the NOW . “Drivers that turn on to Duthie from Broadway accelerate very quickly after the stop signs. Also, after the school zone, if any attention is needed at all, they race toward the Broadway/Duthie intersection.”