Man arrested after crash and burn

Police are recommending charges of impaired driving after Sunday crash.

Man arrested after colliding with several cars then smashing into a parked car.

A man is lucky he wasn’t badly injured after a series of motor vehicle accidents resulted in a crash that sparked an inferno between his van and another vehicle.

At about 6 p.m. Sunday, a red Dodge Caravan travelling in the 11400-block of 80 Avenue swerved into oncoming traffic and side-swiped another vehicle heading in the other direction.

The driver of the struck vehicle turned around and followed the van, which continued on to 74 Avenue and 112 Street.

The driver of the van collided into several parked cars, causing his vehicle and another to catch fire.

“He was treated for minor injuries and released into the custody of the Delta Police Department,” said Delta Police Acting Sgt. Sarah Swallow.

He was the only one injured in the accident, and was arrested for allegedly impaired driving.

Delta Police are forwarding recommendations of charges to Crown counsel.

“Given the outcome of the collision, and the subsequent fire, we are very thankful that the only injuries sustained were minor in nature,” Swallow said.

Anyone with any information about the crash is asked to call the Delta Police Department at 604-946-4411.


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