The Richmond RCMP is investigating two separate fatal collisions that occurred within a 24-hour period and is asking any witnesses or persons with dashcam footage to report.
Around. On Tuesday, police said they were called to a crash near the intersection of No.4 Road and Westminster Highway that involved a blue Kenworth truck pulling live fish and a white BMW.
One person died in the collision, according to a written statement from the RCMP, while three others are in hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Police said a man was thrown out of his vehicle and that live fish had been spilled all over the area after the collision.
Police are asking motorists to plan an alternative route and avoid the intersection between No.4 Road and Westminster Highway as it is likely to be closed most of Tuesday.
Another accident in Richmond Monday between a Honda CRV and a school bus on Alderbridge Way and No.3 Road killed the driver of a gray Honda CRV, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The school bus driver was not injured and remained on the scene.
Fortunately, there were no children on board the bus at the time of the collision, police said.
“These very serious collisions serve as a reminder to all motorists. Vehicle collisions occur more frequently at this time of year as autumn and winter weather begin to affect drivers’ perception,” Cpl. Ian Henderson said in a statement.
Anyone with information on both collisions should call the Richmond RCMP emergency number at 604-278-1212.