Monday’s horrific crash in downtown Vancouver that left two dead will be investigated by the Coroner along with Vancouver Police traffic experts to try and find out what happened.
Soon after the double fatality yesterday Vancouver Police put out a statement saying excessive speed may be to blame.
Twitter immediately lit up with people blasting the dead couple for speeding through the city at rush hour.
This morning Police put out another release saying a medical condition may have played a role in the crash.
“If he was, for instance, having a heart attack or a stroke while he was driving, that may account for it.”
This, from Constable Brian Montague, who also says the vehicle’s data recorder should indicate how fast the vehicle was going and even if the victims were wearing seat belts.
“It will provide us pages and pages or data including speeds, braking so it’s a tremendous asset it’s a 2016 Lexus so it’s data we should have access to.”
Coroner Barb McLintock says for starters the medical history of the driver will be examined.
“We look at the scene, the history of these people and the bodies to determine ya know what sort of post-mortem testing might be needed that hasn’t been done yet.”
McLintock says an autopsy will likely be carried out on the 68-year-old driver.
“It may well be done particularly on the driver in this case. When someone dies as a passenger of a traumatic injury we normally would not do an autopsy because usually the cause of death is fairly obvious and there wouldn’t be anything underlying that would cause that to happen.”