British Columbia

Driver in critical condition after plummeting off ramp at Tsawwassen ferry terminal

A man is in critical condition after he drove his truck off a second storey ramp at the BC Ferries Tsawwassen Terminal on Tuesday.

Delta police got a call around 12:30 p.m. that a vehicle had driven off a 2nd storey ramp

A man is in critical condition, according to B.C. Emergency Health Services, after he drove off a second storey loading ramp at the BC Ferries Tsawwassen terminal on Tuesday. (Chrissybabe1973/Twitter)

A man is in critical condition after a crash at BC Ferries' Tsawwassen Terminal on Tuesday.

BC Ferries spokesperson Deborah Marshall said it happened at about 12:30 p.m., as the Coastal Renaissance sailing from Duke Point was finishing its disembarking routine.

"The last vehicle to be unloaded off the upper car deck drove off the ship, accelerated rapidly and smashed through a concrete wall. The vehicle then fell approximately 30 feet (nine metres) to the lower holding compound of the terminal, landing on its roof," said Marshall.

B.C. Emergency Health Services confirmed that one patient was taken to hospital in critical condition. Marshall, along with Delta police confirmed that no other people were in the pickup truck or in its path, as it plummeted to the ground below the loading ramp.

The Coastal Renaissance is about an hour behind schedule, but no other BC Ferries sailings were affected, said Marshall.

 

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