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Jocelyn, Terry, Amanda and Mitchell Fabretti

The Fabretti’s are driving home from their son’s hockey game.  They are talking quietly because the kids are sleeping in the back of the vehicle.  They are crossing the Pattullo Bridge and are driving under the posted speed limit in the curb lane.  As they approach the middle of the bridge Terry Fabretti is shocked to see a […]

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Kelly M.

I was driving down the highway when traffic ahead slowed quickly and I came to a stop. I looked in my rear-view mirror and saw the driver behind me had his head down. He was not looking ahead. He crashed into the back of my car. The impact was huge. My car was destroyed, my […]

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Aaron K.

In May, 2015, I was walking up the sidewalk from the Esquimalt dockyard gates on the north side of the road in the middle of a group of sailors on the way to our vehicles.  The road in question is a long, slow turn coming into the Esquimalt military base.  I checked for traffic before […]

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Darrel Harder

Darrel Harder was a 50 year old cyclist on a training ride when he was struck by a left turning vehicle driven by a young man who was distracted while eating  a bag of chips. Darrel suffered a severe neck injury which rendered him a quadriplegic. When they next saw one another, in the context […]

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Erik M.

In January of 2017, I received a phone call while driving. I safely parked my vehicle on the shoulder of the road to answer the call. I was completely off the road with ample space around me when another driver smoked the rear of my vehicle. I suffered a concussion and there are periods of […]

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Omid B.

I was a passenger in small Toyota Matrix. My friend was driving and we were proceeding through a green light at an intersection when all of a sudden another vehicle turned left in front of us. My head was down at the time, but when I looked up, there was a car directly in front […]

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Tracy G.

When my husband and I were stopped for traffic, another driver hit us from behind at a speed so great that it bent the rims of tires which were in the back of our vehicle and flew forward, hitting the front seats.  I suffered significant whiplash injuries to my neck, lower back and hips.  The […]

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Robert L.G.

Three years ago I kissed my wife and kids goodbye and got into my car to drive to work in downtown Vancouver.  It was a cold, wet, and rainy November morning.  I was thinking about my work day on my way into the office.  I was driving northbound with the flow of traffic through a […]

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Tara S.

I was involved in a car crash in the fall of 2014 in Vancouver.  I was 40 weeks pregnant at the time.  I was stopped at a red light when without warning my car was hit from behind. There is no way the driver who hit me was paying attention to the traffic in front […]

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Dani K.

I was unfortunately injured in three car crashes between 2010 and 2012.  Before the accidents I worked as a social worker and I’m a mum to a little boy. The first two accidents caused me to develop a severe chronic pain problem and the third accident was devastating.  I was walking in a marked crosswalk […]

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John M.

Several years ago I was driving my car on a sunny, clear and dry spring day.  I was late for an appointment at UBC.  Like many of us I have struggled with the impulse to check my phone and emails while I’m driving my car, even though I know it’s not a smart thing to […]

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Nancy L.

You made the decision to text while driving. It was dark and raining hard; I was stopped at a red light. At that very moment who knew my life would change forever? I was very successful in my career, grounded, happy and healthy. You stole my life. You stole my children’s mother since that day. […]

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Nana S.

I was on my way home from work in rush hour traffic. The cars in front of me slowed down and I came to a complete stop. Seconds later, I was hit from behind by an inattentive driver. The sound of the collision is burned into my brain. Nearly seven years ago, I lost my […]

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Peter and Lynn

As a mother of three girls between the ages of seven and 21, it’s not too often that you get some time alone with your husband. We were on our way to the airport for a much needed vacation. We were stopped at a red light—I remember it so clearly because we were celebrating a […]

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Andrea C.

When I just turned 17 I was in a collision that permanently changed my life.  I was seat belted in the middle seat of a pickup truck driven by a friend and classmate.  As we were driving, some CDs spilled on the floor.  The driver looked down to pick up the CDs.  As a result […]

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