Updated: David Avenue reopened in Coquitlam

Both lanes of traffic are now open after police investigated a workplace collision.

A single-vehicle collision shutdown David Avenue at Shaughnessy Street in Coquitlam this morning.

However, by 1:20 p.m., Wednesday, the road was reopened to traffic.

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The incident occurred shortly after 8 a.m. when a construction worker was hurt trying to stop their own vehicle from rolling backwards down a hill. According to police, the driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The worker was a flagger at a road construction project, police say.

"Police investigators will likely be on scene for hours and will need to keep the road closed until all necessary evidence has been gathered," said Coquitlam RCMP Cpl. Michael McLaughlin in a press release. "Please monitor the Coquitlam RCMP website and social media pages for updates on when the road will be reopened."

At about 10 a.m. this morning, work crews were pulling a vehicle out of a ravine.

No arrests have been made and Worksafe BC has been called in to do its own investigation.

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