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British Columbia car crash kills elderly woman on scooter

A three-vehicle crash involving a commercial truck and two other vehicles took the life of an elderly woman riding on a power-operated mobility scooter on June 24 in Port Moody, according to the Port Moody police inspector. The accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. near the intersection of Ioco Road and Ungless Way. Reports say that the woman, 71, was riding her scooter with her daughter by her side when three vehicles collided at the intersection. One of the vehicles struck the elderly woman, killing her.

1 dead, 1 in serious condition after British Columbia accident

A two-vehicle accident in British Columbia left one person dead and one in serious condition on the afternoon of June 9, authorities reported. The accident occurred in Kamloops just north of Rayleigh on Highway 5. The deceased driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

2-vehicle crash in British Columbia kills 1, injures 4

A two-vehicle accident near Kamloops claimed one life and caused four other people to suffer injuries. The accident occurred around 5:30 p.m. on June 9 on Highway 5 near the Rayleigh ball fields. A man was driving alone in a northbound red and white pickup truck at the same time that a blue pickup truck was heading in the opposite direction carrying a driver and three passengers.

Man could receive life in prison for fatal wreck

On May 22, a British Columbia man pleaded guilty in a North Vancouver Court to charges related to his involvement in a car accident that led to the death of a woman. Nearly two dozen of the victim's loved ones showed up in court as the man appeared via video conferencing. The man pleaded guilty to criminal negligence causing death in the Nov. 1, 2012, crash while charges of drinking and driving causing death and causing an accident that led to death were dismissed. However, the man could still face up to life in prison, according to the Canadian Criminal Code. The courts are expected to credit him with time served as he was placed in custody on Sept. 12, 2013.

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