Senior killed, man injured in fatal Vancouver car crash
A senior is dead and another man is in hospital after a fatal car crash in Vancouver Saturday morning.
Police say a red Suzuki was making a left turn at the intersection of Oak Street and West 41st when it was hit by an Audi travelling north on Oak.
The driver of the Suzuki, a 68-year-old Vancouver man, was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries but did not survive. The 34-year-old Richmond man driving the Audi is being treated in hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Witnesses tell CTV News there was a "big boom" at the time of the accident.
"All of a sudden I heard a really big boom, so I quickly looked because I was where I could see the car that got hit," says Sharvika Sabeswaran, who witnessed the accident. "I just kind of froze up it was like really scary and I saw all the smoke coming out of the car and everything. It just happened within seconds."
Police say the speed of the Audi may have been a factor in the crash.
‘Having to tell someone their husband, wife, father, mother, brother, sister, son or daughter has been killed in a crash is a horrific job police are doing far too often," says Const. Brian Montague. "I can't imagine what it is like for the person who has to receive that knock at the door from our officers."
The intersection was expected to reopen around 2 p.m., according to police. An investigation is ongoing.