One sent to hospital after three-vehicle crash in Abbotsford

At about 4 p.m. the three vehicles were all driving eastbound on Townshipline Road, close to Lefeuvre Road.

  • Jun. 29, 2012 3:00 p.m.
The driver of this pickup was forced off the road and flipped onto his roof after having been unsafely passed by two cars on Townshipline Road on Friday afternoon. He was taken to hospital in ambulance.

The driver of this pickup was forced off the road and flipped onto his roof after having been unsafely passed by two cars on Townshipline Road on Friday afternoon. He was taken to hospital in ambulance.

One man was sent to hospital for observation after three vehicles were involved in an accident Friday afternoon.

At about 4 p.m. the three vehicles were all driving eastbound on Townshipline Road, close to Lefeuvre Road.

Two cars attempted to pass a slower moving pickup. The first car successfully passed. However the second one clipped another vehicle, causing a chain-reaction collision.

One car ended up in the ditch while a truck ended up on its roof, also in a ditch. The third vehicle was damaged. There were three people involved in the crash, but only one injury.

Abbotsford Police Acting-Sgt. Tonya Dupuis said the drivers were lucky there was no fatality, based on the rollover damage to the truck.

The drivers of the cars were given tickets for speeding and unsafe passing.

She reminded drivers to be extra careful on the roads during the busy Canada day long weekend.