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Driver's medical problem likely to blame for North Van crash

A westbound pickup truck smashed into two parked vehicles along West Queens Road Tuesday afternoon.

A driver's sudden medical problem was likely to blame for a crash in North Vancouver during rush hour Tuesday afternoon.

Police were called to a crash in the 700 block of West Queens Road, near the intersection of Delbrook Avenue, around 3:47 p.m. after a grey Toyota Tacoma truck heading west smashed into two parked vehicles.

North Vancouver RCMP officers who attended noted the driver of the Tacoma, a North Vancouver man in his 40s, had possible signs of impairment and had him take a roadside screening test, which determined alcohol was not a factor.

Initially, police suspected the man might have been impaired by drugs. But further investigation after the man was taken to hospital indicated a sudden medical problem may have been behind the crash.

All three vehicles – including the Tacoma, a white truck the Tacoma smashed into first, and a black sedan hit from the rear – were damaged and had to be towed.

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