January 17, 2019 9:37 pm
Updated: February 2, 2019 4:17 pm

Dashcam captures terrifying Coquitlam crash, 74-year-old woman rescued

WATCH: Dashcam captures terrifying Coquitlam crash

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A 74-year-old woman was taken to hospital Monday after she lost control of her vehicle, leading to a terrifying crash in Coquitlam.

It happened around 1 p.m., at the Brunette Avenue Highway 1 off-ramp, according to Coquitlam RCMP. The dramatic accident was captured on dashcam video by a nearby driver.

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In the video, a car can be seen travelling south on the off-ramp towards Brunette Avenue at a high rate of speed. It hits a median, becomes airborne and then rolls end over end down an embankment.

Pedestrians and other drivers, including the driver of vehicle with the dashcam, can then be seen running to help.

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Police say the woman was the car’s only occupant, and was rescued from the vehicle by Coquitlam Fire and Rescue Services.

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Paramedics took her to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation by Coquitlam RCMP, who said drug and alcohol impairment are not suspected as contributing factors.

 

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