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Video shows car speed across Vancouver bike lane, flip, injuring 4 people

Dashcam footage from a parked car on Hornby street captured the dramatic crash and flip of a car attempting to parallel park.

Vancouver police are investigating a single-vehicle crash the left a car flipped upside down and four people in hospital.

According to police, it happened around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday outside the federal immigration office at 1148 Hornby Street.

Dramatic car crash in downtown Vancouver sends multiple people to hospital
Dramatic car crash in downtown Vancouver sends multiple people to hospital

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Sonny Athwal, who was leaving his doctor’s office right after the crash, described the scene as “very shocking.”

“I noticed the vehicle and all the emergency responders out there and a vehicle upside down in front of the government building,” he said.

First responders attend to people injured in a single-vehicle crash in downtown Vancouver on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019.
First responders attend to people injured in a single-vehicle crash in downtown Vancouver on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Sonny Athwal

Dascham video from another vehicle shows the car, which was apparently entering or leaving a parking space, suddenly accelerate in reverse across the separated bike lane, moments after cyclists and pedestrians had passed through.

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The vehicle then slams into the government building, climbing up a sloped piece of wall and rolling upside down.

Police said two pedestrians and two vehicle occupants were hurt and described the injuries as serious, but not life threatening.

Police said Hornby Street and the bike lane were both closed for several hours for collision investigators to assess the scene.