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Multi-car crash on Highway 1 in Abbotsford
The driver of a vehicle that rear-ended a car on Highway 1 near Abbotsford on Monday evening, triggering a multi-car chain-reaction collision, has been ticketed for tailgating.
The six-car crash took place during the evening rush hour at about 5 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of Highway 1 near the exit (#92) for Highway 11.
RCMP Sgt. Peter Thiessen said it was determined that the driver of a 2006 Chevy Cobalt rear-ended a 2011 Chevy Malibu as the vehicles were taking the exit.
The Malibu then collided with a 1999 Toyota Tercel, sending it into a 2005 Chevy Equinox SUV, and entered the slow lane, where it was struck by a 2012 Western Star tractor truck.
The Malibu then catapulted down the highway approximately 200 metres to the east.
Meanwhile, the Western Star truck hit a second vehicle – a 2007 Dodge Ram pickup – which vaulted over the curb and down the embankment through some shrubbery lining the shoulder of the exit lane.
The drivers of the Cobalt, Malibu and Equinox were all transported to Abbotsford Regional Hospital for treatment of soft-tissue injuries.