Serious Collision Closes Hwy 17 For Several Hours
Highway 17 at 56th Street in Delta was closed for several hours following a serious collision. On August 27th, just before 7:30 pm, a three-vehicle collision occurred at the intersection. The collision involved one vehicle striking a concrete median, rolling over, and striking a second car. A third vehicle was involved when the concrete barrier, displaced from the first impact, struck the third vehicle.
As a result of the collision, a large emergency response occurred involving the Delta Police Department, the Delta Fire Department, BC Ambulance including an air ambulance, and highways contractors. In total, four people were transferred to hospital; three of those four have been released from hospital, while one person remains in hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
The Delta Police Department’s collision analysts attended the scene to document evidence and reconstruct what had occurred. The intersection remained closed until approximately 5:00 am, August 28th. The intersection is now fully open and usual traffic flow has resumed.
Investigators are seeking any video of driving behaviour prior to the collision. This includes vehicles driving on Hwy 17 as well as on 56th Street. If you have cctv or dash camera video, you can upload the video directly to our digital evidence management portal here: https://dpd.ca.evidence.com/axon/community-request/public/2023-20569
If you are a witness to this collision or pre-collision driving behaviour, please contact our non-emergency line (604)946-4411 and quote TIP file 2023-20569.