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Video captures violent crash that shut down Alex Fraser bridge Wednesday

The crash resulted in full and partial closures of the bridge's southbound lanes for a few hours
Alex Fraser crash 2021
At one point the crash closed all southbound lanes on the Alex Fraser bridge on Wednesday afternoon.

A video has surfaced on Reddit which shows the crash that shut down all southbound lanes on the Alex Fraser bridge on Wednesday afternoon.

The video shows a white car passing the driver filming from the right most lane. The car moved over nearly all the way to the left most lane before correcting only to lose traction moments later. The car swerved and collided into the left hand barrier, then crossed three lanes of traffic to hit the right hand barrier. The car finally came to a stop just in front of the driver filming the crash.

The Reddit user who posted the video says it is not his video and was sent to him by a friend who they did not name.

DriveBC first tweeted about the accident at 1:23 p.m. and provided updates on the traffic situation until all lanes were open again at 3:07 p.m. 

The crash resulted in traffic being backed up to the Highway 91A exit and eastbound Highway 91. Traffic was backed up to Westminster Highway and Cliveden Avenue from the on-ramp to the bridge.

- with files from Valerie Leung / Richmond News