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Driver killed after car plunged from second floor of UBC parkade building

The Canadian Press   


Police have confirmed the driver of a car that plunged off the second floor of a multi-storey parkade building at the University of British Columbia was killed in the crash.

University RCMP say the male driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene Wednesday after his car crashed through a concrete wall and landed at ground level.

Police say extrication of the victim from his vehicle was challenging because a portion of a concrete barrier was left hanging “precariously” above the car, and Vancouver Fire Rescue Services needed to secure the situation before accessing the driver.

No one else was injured in the crash, and the cause is still under investigation.


Vancouver Fire Rescue Services said previously that 10 emergency vehicles responded to the scene at around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, and the rescue took place amid heavy snowfall.

A spokeswoman with B.C. Emergency Health Services had said attending paramedics did not take anyone to the hospital after the driver was seen being pulled from the wreckage around noon and removed in an ambulance.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 18, 2024.

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