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Burnaby man in critical condition after crashing BMW convertible

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A 35-year-old Burnaby man is in critical condition after crashing his convertible in Gibsons on Monday.

At about 11:20 p.m. on June 6, the blue BMW Z4 was seen by a Sunshine Coast RCMP officer to be travelling at 135 km/h in a 60 km/h zone, according to Sgt. Peter Thiessen of RCMP's E Division. The officer activated her emergency lights to try and stop the car.

Just at that moment the vehicle failed to make a turn at a T intersection, hitting and going through a concrete barrier. The driver, the lone occupant, was ejected from the car. He was airlifted to Vancouver General Hospital in critical condition.

"The investigation indicates that alcohol is a factor in combination with excessive speed, which is a dangerous mixture at any time," said Thiessen in a press release. “The sad fact is an average of 20,800 injury and fatality crashes occur in the Lower Mainland each year as a result of high risk driving, which includes excessive speeding.”

wchow@burnabynewsleader.com

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