Richmond RCMP investigating commercial vehicle collision into overpass

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SHORTLY after 7 a.m. on Friday, February 10, frontline Richmond RCMP responded to Knight Street southbound after multiple reports of a commercial vehicle collision.

It was determined that a commercial vehicle was towing a dump trailer in the raised position and it failed to clear the overpass. The commercial vehicle was located some distance away as it was severed from the trailer unit that was still lodged underneath the overpass.

No one was reportedly injured. Due to the time of the morning in which the collision occurred, many travelers were affected during the rush hour commute.

The driver of the commercial vehicle was uncooperative with investigators, police said.

The Richmond Road Safety Unit (RSU) has assumed conduct of this investigation and is working alongside partners from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement branch of the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

Engineering and structural assessments are being conducted on the Knight Street bridge deck, Cambie Road overpass, and any nearby areas affected.

Richmond RCMP is requesting the public for any information or dashcam footage on this incident to contact them at 604-278-1212 and quote file #2023-4381.