New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department are in the early stages of investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred at approximately 7:00pm on September 20th near Quayside Drive. The collision occurred at the entrance of an underground parkade and involved a total of three vehicles.
Witnesses called 9-1-1 to report the collision and first responders rushed to the scene finding the driver of one vehicle unresponsive. All other drivers remained on scene, did not report any injuries, and are not believed to be involved in the cause of the collision. New Westminster Fire and Rescue Services and BC Emergency Health Services paramedics provided aid to the unresponsive driver, however she was declared deceased at the scene. BC Coroner and the New Westminster Police Department Major Crime Unit attended the scene. The Major Crime Unit took conduct of the investigation.
“Police are in the early stages of this investigation,” stated Sergeant Leaver. “The Major Crime Unit will be taking all contributing factors into account when determining the cause of the collision.”
Investigating the scene of the collision did take several hours and the New Westminster Police Department would like to thank the residents of the multi-family building for their patience as detectives conducted their work.
CONTACT: Sergeant Andrew Leaver