UPDATE: Audi driver crossed centre line to hit taxi in fatal Burrard Street Bridge crash

One person is dead and two are in serious condition following a collision on the Vancouver bridge

Speed was “definitely a factor” in a fatal crash that closed the Burrard Street Bridge Tuesday morning, according to Vancouver Police Sgt. Jason Robillard.

One person died and two were sent to hospital with serious injuries as a result of the crash that happened just before 1 a.m.

At a Tuesday press conference, police said that they were reviewing traffic cam footage to learn more about the crash.

According to police, an Audi R8 sports car was headed northbound across the bridge when the driver lost control and crossed the centre line, colliding with a southbound taxi.

At least one of the cars burst into flames during the crash, police said, noting that despite the flames, a passerby driver stopped to help right after the collision occurred.

Police said that the driver of the Audi died during the crash and a 68-year-old taxi driver and his passenger, in his 30s, were taken to hospital in serious condition. Both are Vancouver residents.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision to call the VPD at 604-717-3012.

The bridge reopened to traffic just after 1:00 this afternoon.


@ashwadhwani
ashley.wadhwani@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

‘Beauty amongst such tragedy:’ B.C. photographer captures nature’s trifecta

David Luggi’s photo from a beach in Fraser Lake shows Shovel Lake wildfire, Big Dipper and an aurora

Eagle tree cut down in South Surrey for ‘The Eagles’ development

Planned eagle preserve ‘a first for City of Surrey’

Air quality advisory continues in the Lower Mainland

Smoke from Interior fires brings fine particulate

TONIGHT: Grand finale of Concerts at the Pier

East Beach event set to begin at 7 p.m.

VIDEO: North Delta celebrates International Cat Day

We asked our readers to send us photos of their feline friends and they did not disappoint

‘Hard on water:’ Smoke not the only long-range effect of wildfires

The project began more than 10 years ago after southern Alberta’s 2003 Lost Creek fire

B.C. VIEWS: Genuine aboriginal rights can be misused and discredited

Camp Cloud one of long line of protests falsely asserting title

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to march in Montreal’s Pride parade

Trudeau will end the day in his home riding of Papineau

Vancouver Whitecaps give up late goal in 2-2 draw with New York Red Bulls

Four of Vancouver’s next five games are at home

B.C. man designer behind Canucks’ retro jersey

Jeremie White was 20 years old when he told Canucks assistant GM Brian Burke he had a design

Lions give up late TD in 24-23 loss to Argos

B.C. falls to 3-5, fumbling away last-minute chance in Toronto

Smoky skies like a disappearing act for sights, monuments around B.C.

Haze expected to last the next several days, Environment Canada said

Canadians react to death of former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan at age 80

Nobel Peace Prize-winning former UN leader died early Saturday following a short illness

Most Read