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2 men in hospital after vehicle rollover in Vancouver

Fire crews suggest car hit a tree on East 1st Avenue before flipping over

December 06, 2017

First responders attend to one of the men injured in a rollover car accident. (Cory Correia/CBC News)

Two men were taken to hospital Wednesday morning following a vehicle rollover in Vancouver. 

It happened around 4 a.m. on East 1st Avenue, near Victoria Drive.


Vancouver firefighter battalion chief Dale Parno said all indications suggest the black sedan was travelling eastbound, when it hit a tree, and flipped over. 

Firefighters say indications are the car hit a tree before flipping over. (Cory Correia/CBC News)

"There were two occupants found on the scene, one was found outside the vehicle and one ... required extrication from inside the vehicle," said Parno.

Parno said the Vancouver Police Department accident investigation team is looking into the cause of the rollover. 

Battalion Chief Dale Parno suggests the car could have been travelling eastbound on East 1st Avenue when it struck a tree. (Cory Correia/CBC News)


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