Ambulance and fire fighters attend a passenger in a Mazda 3 which was involved in a collision on Highway 1

Ambulance and fire fighters attend a passenger in a Mazda 3 which was involved in a collision on Highway 1

UPDATE: Two rear-end collisions on Highway 1 in Abbotsford

A pair of two-vehicle accidents backed up traffic on Hwy. 1 near Whatcom Road

  • Apr. 25, 2013 5:00 p.m.

A pair of two-vehicle collisions backed up traffic  in the eastbound lanes of Highway 1 about two kilometres past the Whatcom Road exit on Thursday afternoon.

The accidents occurred within moments of each other at about 4 p.m.

The first one  involved a Ford, four-door sedan which rear-ended a second vehicle.

There were initial reports of injuries, and the Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service, an ambulance and police attended the scene, however, the ambulance was not required.

The second collision occurred about another kilometre further east, also in the eastbound lanes. A Mazda 3 apparently rear-ended another vehicle.

Fire rescue crews, police and ambulance are also on that scene, with emergency responders tending to a backseat passenger. The driver is out of the vehicle, and there do not appear to be other injuries.

As of 5 p.m. traffic was backed up past the Whatcom Road exit, but was moving slowly with one lane open.