Abbotsford Police say alcohol may have been factor in May 24 crash

ON May 24 at 8:13 p.m., Abbotsford Emergency Services was called to Whatcom Road and North Parallel Road to report a serious crash involving a Volkswagen Jetta and a Honda Civic.

The Honda Civic was traveling westbound on North Parallel at a high rate of speed when it veered into the oncoming lane and collided head on with the Volkswagen Jetta.

The Honda was occupied by the driver and a passenger, and the Volkswagen was occupied by the driver, a passenger and two small children. They all sustained injuries and were taken to hospital by BC Ambulance Service.

The front passenger of Volkswagen is still recovering from severe, life-altering injuries.  The front passenger of the Honda Civic remains in hospital, on a ventilator, with serious injuries.

Abbotsford Police Department General Investigation Section investigators and Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service continue investigating and collecting evidence to further this investigation and criminal charges. Though police are in the early stages of this investigation, they say alcohol and speed are suspected as factors in this collision.

Police are appealing to the public to come forward if they witnessed the incident or were in the area and have dashcam footage that may further assist in the investigation. Specifically, police seek to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or the driving behaviour of the driver of either vehicle before the crash.

Investigators believe there were multiple witnesses and are particularly interested in locating a male whose silver Dodge pick-up truck was parked in the A & W parking lot and a male and female who were traveling east on North Parallel Road in a white four-door car.

Investigators would like to speak to these witnesses. If you have information about this incident, contact the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225.