Whistler RCMP investigating serious collision involving three vehicles on the Sea to Sky Highway
Whistler, Squamish, Collision Unit
2020-09-06 12:35 PDT
File # 2020-4622
On September 5th, 2020, at 12:14 p.m. Whistler RCMP were notified of a multiple vehicle collision south of Whistler on Highway 99 at Daisy Lake. Upon arrival members noted multiple vehicles were involved and that there were a number of seriously injured people.
Emergency services including fire, multiple BC Ambulance units and their Air Ambulance, and police units from Whistler and Squamish RCMP attended to the scene. Due to the severity of the collision and the injuries the Whistler RCMP requested the Integrated Collision Analysis Reconstruction Service (ICARS) to attend in order to determine the cause of the crash.
Whistler RCMP continue to investigate and upon initial assessment it appears two vehicles, a black Range Rover and a silver Lamborghini, were travelling northbound where they were involved in an incident which caused the silver Lamborghini to lose control and hit the median, cross over in oncoming traffic, and hit a Toyota crossover coming southbound.
There were multiple persons injured whom were occupants of the Toyota and Lamborghini, including 2 children. The injured were transported to local and lower mainland hospitals. The children are currently listed in stable condition. There was also an individual who was held up on the traffic who had a medical emergency which was unrelated.
"I can confirm the silver Lamborghini travelling north was part of the Diamond Hublot Rally, but at this stage were are determining the exact cause of what made it cross into oncoming traffic" says Sergeant Sascha Banks. "We are investigating both the drivers of the Range Rover and the Lamborghini for Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and once all details are obtained including the ICARS analysis we will have a clearer picture of fault. We have seen far too much tragedy on the Sea to Sky highway to last us all a lifetime, we can only implore those in our area to slow down...everyone who visits us wants to get to their destination safe and sound."
Anyone who has dashcam, cellphone, or witnessed the collision or any driving behaviour of our northbound vehicles prior to are asked to contact the Whistler RCMP as soon as they can at 604-932-3044.
There will be no media availability on this file until Tuesday.
Sgt. Sascha BanksSea to Sky Operations Support NCO i/c
1000 Finch Drive, Squamish BC V8B 0M5
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