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 ...

ICBC frauds include fires, faked thefts
 
Serial bank robber strikes again — in Dawson Creek
 
No signs yet Abbotsford will be involved in AHL move west
Retailers demand province abandon separate transit tax
 
Surrey mom who hired hit men to kill ex-husband freed from jail
 
Disbrow disciples return to Richmond High
Get up close and personal with Colin James
 
New program boosts technology and agriculture in Mission
 
Plastic barrier testing begins to shield Metro Vancouver bus drivers

Community Events, January 2015

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

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

Jan 29 edition online now. Browse the archives.