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Woman Dies After Double-Car Collision Near BCIT

02/18/2015 12:05 EST | Updated 04/20/2015 05:59 EDT
One of five people injured in a two-car collision at a bus stop near the BCIT campus in Burnaby yesterday has died, police have confirmed.

The woman's name has not been released, but police say she was 22 years old.

The woman was rushed to hospital with a severe head injury after two cars collided with each other near the intersection of Canada Way and Gardner Court around 1:30 p.m. PT.

"It appears she was struck and thrown a considerable distance away from the crash site," Staff Sgt. Major John Buis said yesterday.

The collision sent one vehicle into a bus shelter while the other struck a pole. Debris from the collision was scattered almost half a block.

The other people in the crash had non-life threatening injuries, according to police.

The car that hit the pole was carrying three young people. The other car had a mother and child.

Both the cars had 'N' stickers for a new driver, and police said it's possible speed was a factor.

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