Emergency crews respond to 10-vehicle pileup in North Vancouver

**An earlier version of this story stated it was a seven-vehicle collision. That number has been corrected to 10, following confirmation from RCMP.

An investigation is still underway following a 10-vehicle collision that jammed up Highway 1 heading southbound Saturday afternoon.

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Emergency crews responded to the incident at the bottom of the Cut just before Lynn Creek a little before 1:30 p.m.

There were no reported injuries, according to assistant fire chief David Dales, of District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services.

“It was just a chain reaction accident,” said Dales, noting that many tow trucks were required to remove the vehicles from the scene.

The RCMP Highway Patrol are still investigating what caused the series of collisions, but distracted driving may be to blame, according to Dales.

Traffic was diverted down the nearby Mountain Highway exit following the collision before opening back up again, said Dales.

“We just want to keep the message out there: drive safe,” he said.


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