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Police investigate 2 fatal collisions within 24 hours in Richmond

Richmond RCMP are investigating two separate fatal collisions that occurred within a 24 hour period and are asking for any witnesses or people with dash-cam footage to come forward.

Collisions more frequent this time of year, as fall and winter weather affects drivers' perceptions: RCMP

Richmond RCMP says one person has died and three others are in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a collision near No. 4 Road and Westminster Highway on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 2. (CBC)

Richmond RCMP are investigating two separate fatal collisions that occurred within a 24 hour period and are asking for any witnesses or people with dashcam footage to come forward.

At around 9 a.m. on Tuesday, police said they were called to a crash near the intersection of No.4 Road and Westminster Highway involving a blue Kenworth truck hauling live fish and a white BMW.

One person died in the collision, according to a written statement from RCMP,  while three others are in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police said one man was ejected from his vehicle and there were live fish spilled all over the area after the collision.

Police are asking drivers to plan an alternative route and avoid the intersection of No.4 Road and Westminster Highway as it will likely be closed for most of Tuesday.

Photos from the scene show fish all over the area of the collision. (CBC)

A second crash in Richmond Monday between a Honda CRV and school bus on Alderbridge Way and No.3 Road killed the driver of a grey Honda CRV who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The school bus driver was uninjured and remained onsite.

Police said the second fatal collision in Richmond Monday involved a grey Honda CRV and a school bus. (CBC)

Fortunately, there were no children on board the bus at the time of the collision, police said. 

"These very serious collisions serve as a reminder to all drivers. Vehicle collisions occur with more frequency this time of year, as fall and winter weather begin to affect drivers' perceptions," Cpl. Ian Henderson said in a statement.

Police said there were no children on the school bus at the time of the collision Monday afternoon. (CBC)

Anyone with information on either collision is asked to call the Richmond RCMP non-emergency line at 604-278-1212.

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