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New West police investigate collision that sends two to hospital on Easter Sunday

Police seeking witnesses to collision
New Westminster police are hoping to speak with anyone who may have witnessed a car collision on Quayside Drive on April 4.

New Westminster police want to hear from anyone who may have witnessed a serious collision that sent two people to hospital on Easter Sunday.

Police are investigating a collision that occurred in the 1000 block of Quayside Drive about 11 p.m. on Sunday, April 4, when they say a vehicle collided with an unoccupied parked van at a high rate of speed.

According to a press release from the NWPD, the male driver fled the scene but was located a short distance away and taken into custody. An adult female and a five-year-old child who were passengers in the vehicle suffered injuries requiring hospitalization.

“Sadly, a child in this vehicle sustained serious injuries,” NWPD spokesperson Sgt. Sanjay Kumar said in a news release. “Investigators have spoken with some witnesses and are asking anyone else who may have witnessed this collision and haven’t spoken yet to investigators to come forward.”

Kumar said the woman and the child have been released from hospital and are recovering at home. All of the vehicle’s occupants are New West residents.

“The file is still in its investigational stage, and investigators are trying to gather more information to determine if charges will be recommended to Crown Counsel,” he said in an email to the Record.

Investigators can be reached by calling 604-525-5411 and asking to speak about file #21-5367

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