Richmond RCMP investigating 'serious' crash at Francis, Gilbert roads

Richmond RCMP are investigating a serious two-vehicle collision that occurred at a major intersection earlier this week.

RCMP say that, shortly after 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 26, they responded to a serious two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Gilbert and Francis roads.

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Police say speed is believed to be a factor.

Both vehicles sustained “heavy damage,” according to RCMP. One of the vehicles ended up upside down on its roof, after striking a light standard and a residential fence.

The occupants of both vehicles sustained non-life threatening injuries.

An unmarked police car, with lights activated, was also involved in the accident, RCMP said. The officer wasn’t injured.

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. investigated the incident, because a police officer was involved, but closed its file after determining no one was seriously harmed.

The RCMP’s criminal collision investigation team (CCIT) has now assumed conduct of the investigation, and will be assisted by the Lower Mainland Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service.

RCMP are asking witnesses or anyone with dash-cam video from the area to contact police at 604-278-1212, and quote file number 2020-9085.

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