2021-04-12 17:26 PDT
File # 2021-6960
Maple Ridge B.C- Ridge Meadows RCMP are investigating a single vehicle collision where the driver was in medical distress.
On April 12, 2021, at approximately 2:00 p.m, Frontline Ridge Meadows RCMP officers, responded to a single vehicle motor vehicle incident in the 11700 block of 240th Street. A 51 year old Maple Ridge man was travelling on 240th Street when it is believed that he went into medical distress. The dump truck he was driving ended stopping in bushes on the side of the road.
Maple Ridge Fire Department and BC Ambulance Services attempted life saving measures however the man sadly died on scene. BC Coroners Services attended the collision.
The Ridge Meadows Investigative Support Team is investigating the cause of the collision however at this time it does not appear to be criminal but an underlying medical condition which contributed to the crash.
Victim Services attended the collision to support the man's family and witnesses on scene.
"Thank you to all the people who stopped and tried to offer medical assistance to the man and assisted Police with the investigation" states Constable Julie Klaussner. "Our thoughts are with the family who lost a loved one today."
Cst. Julie KlaussnerMedia Relations Officer
Ridge Meadows RCMP
ridgemeadows.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
11990 Haney Place Maple Ridge, BC V2X 9B8
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