Two vehicles race, crash in North Vancouver

North Vancouver

2023-01-16 12:03 PST

File # 23-917

Two high end BMWs were impounded and their drivers ticketed after racing and then crashing this weekend.

On January 15th at approximately 12:00 am members from the North Vancouver RCMP Traffic unit were conducting speed enforcement on Hwy 1 at Westview Drive when they observed two high end BMWs in tandem, racing at a high rate of speed.

Using a speed measuring device, officers determined both vehicles were travelling at 145 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. They attempted to close the distance on the vehicles in an effort to conduct a traffic stop. As they approached the Lloyd Ave. off-ramp, officers noted the two vehicles, which appeared to have taken the Lloyd Ave. exit, had crashed into street poles and concrete barriers.

Wreckage of both BMW's involved in the high-speed crash. Débris des deux BMW impliquées dans un accident à grande vitesse.

Thankfully none of the occupants, or anyone else who may have been on the road, were injured, said Cst. Mansoor Sahak of the North Vancouver RCMP. But this certainly highlights the dangers of street racing and the costly, and the potentially deadly consequences.

The drivers, both of whom were males in their 20s, were issued tickets for Excessive speed and Drive without Due Care and Attention totaling over $ 1500. Their vehicles were also impounded for 7 days, however, both vehicles may well be written off due to the extent of damage.

Speed remains as the number one cause of death on our roadways, said Cst. Sahak. When it comes to speeding and dangerous driving, every death is a preventable death. We are committed more than ever to stopping irresponsible drivers through enforcement and education.

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