March 22, 2016 3:28 pm

Driver charged after causing 30-car accident on the Pattullo Bridge

Drivers were lined up for hours following the crash in August, 2015.

Shane MacKichan
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A driver has now been charged with dangerous driving and impaired driving for causing a 30-car accident on the Pattullo Bridge last summer.

On Aug. 6, 2015 at about 6 p.m. a woman from Surrey was travelling northbound over the bridge when she crossed the centre pylon dividers and collided with over 30 oncoming cars. She continued driving before coming to a stop after colliding with a concrete barrier.

Thirty-year-old Jillian Bodner has now been charged with dangerous driving, impaired driving and driving while over .08. She was arrested at the time and later released with an administrative driving prohibition.

“We certainly are thankful that no one was hurt from these collisions,” said media relations officer, Acting Sergeant Jeff Scott. “We want to remind drivers that if you’re going to drink, plan a safe ride home before going out.”

Gallery of the Pattullo crash (all photos courtesy Shane MacKichan):

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