Delta Police Investigating High-Performance Sports Car Collision
On August 1, 2023, at approximately 5:51 p.m., the Delta Police Department (DPD) received reports that a high-performance sports car had crashed into two unoccupied vehicles parked in the 11700 Block of 81A Avenue.
Upon arrival at the scene, DPD members were informed by a group of witnesses that a lone male running westbound on 81A Avenue was the driver of the sports car. DPD members caught up to the male, who had received minor injuries, but refused Emergency Health Services (EHS). Subsequently, the suspected driver, who was not the registered owner of the sports car, was arrested for failing to remain at the scene of the accident.
Fortunately, despite the significant damage to all three vehicles, there were no injuries to other motorists, pedestrians, or community members.
Acting Superintendent Heath Newton of the Community Policing Bureau emphasizes that “incidents like this remind us how crucial road safety is for all of us. Property and vehicles can be repaired or replaced - serious injuries or fatalities have lifelong impacts on everyone. Fortunately, no one was injured in this incident. We appreciate the assistance of the witnesses in this incident to identify the suspect driver of the sports car, allowing our officers to take enforcement action.”
Road safety remains a consistent top priority for the DPD and community members. DPD is aware that videos of this incident are circulating on social media, and this news release is being issued to keep the community informed.
A criminal investigation is ongoing, and it is suspected that speed and alcohol contributed to the collision.