Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay sailing delayed due to fatal vehicle crash: BC Ferries

Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay sailing delayed due to fatal vehicle crash: BC Ferries
BC Ferries
The Queen of Oak Bay was scheduled to leave Horseshoe Bay at 6:30 a.m. on June 27, but was unable to depart due to unexpected crew absences due to a crash on Highway 1.

A fatal crash on Highway 1 has prevented BC Ferries staff from arriving to the terminal, resulting in the delay of an early morning sailing.

BC Ferries says the 6:30 a.m. sailing leaving from Horseshoe Bay left 90 minutes behind schedule as a result of the crash.

As a result, the 9:05 a.m. and 1:40 p.m. leaving Departure Bay and the 11:25 a.m. leaving Horseshoe Bay are also expected to be behind schedule.

“If you have a reservation on an upcoming sailing today, please arrive during the check-in window noted in your booking confirmation email to maintain your reserved status,” BC Ferries said in a statement on its website. “This ensures we can stage your vehicle at the terminal ahead of standby customers and those reserved on later sailings.”

Horseshoe Bay (Vancouver) to Snug Cove (Bowen Island) was also briefly delayed, but enough staff was able to arrive in order for the ferry to leave 35 minutes late.

West Vancouver Police says two people died in the crash, which occurred around 11:40 p.m. on June 26.

A driver heading east in the westbound lanes near Westport Road caused a head-on collision. Two people died and an unspecified number of other passengers were brought to the hospital.

Police say access to the ferry terminal is blocked at this time.

“West Vancouver Police Department extends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of those impacted and thanks the West Vancouver public for their patience and cooperation,” police say in a news release.

DriveBC says Highway 1 westbound in West Vancouver is closed and being detoured at exit 4 due to a multi-vehicle incident.


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