News

Updated: Crash on Langley Bypass claims life

The driver of a pickup truck involved in a collision with a panel van on Friday died of his injuries Sunday morning in hospital, police said.

Langley resident Harold Hamon, the owner of Hamon's towing, was 57.

The crash happened around 9 a.m. on the Langley Bypass east of the 200 Street intersection.

RCMP said the collision occurred when the van attempted to make an illegal left hand turn to head east on the Bypass and collided with the eastbound pickup truck.

Eyewitness Tressa Japp saw the blue Ford F350 pickup truck spin out of control and land in a ditch.

"The smoke started billowing out of the front of the [Ford] truck," said Japp, a First Aid instructor from Boston Bar who rushed to assist the injured occupants of the pickup.

"The driver was more lucid than the passenger," Japp told The Times.

"The passenger was in and out of consciousness. They both had serious head trauma."

Hamon

Both men were both rushed to hospital by ambulance for treatment of their injuries.

The driver of the van did not appear to be seriously injured.

Both vehicles have been seized and will undergo mechanical inspections.

Langley RCMP said charges are being contemplated.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Two badly hurt while helping stranded driver
 
Plywood homeless cabins dismantled by city
 
Police say large election signs might have been factor in pedestrian collision
Election 2014: Bob Long seeking sixth term on Langley Township council
 
Playing dress up
 
Fog, navigation methods blamed for container ship grounding in Fraser River
Election 2014: South Surrey ‘family group’ targets pro-gay policy
 
VIDEO: Dalai Lama met by admirers, protestors, and Selena Gomez during Vancouver visit
 
ELECTION 2014: Chance to check out candidates

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 23 edition online now. Browse the archives.