Car accident at West 16th and Wesbrook Mall diverts traffic headed towards campus

A car collision with a lamp post on the corner of West 16th Avenue and Wesbrook Mall is diverting traffic heading towards campus.

West 16th Avenue is closed to westbound traffic heading towards UBC campus at Wesbrook Mall. Vehicle traffic heading down Wesbrook Mall towards West 16th is running as normal.

At around 1 p.m., Translink issued a rider alert for buses #33 and #25 heading up West 16th towards campus. All buses leaving campus are running their normal routes.

The car accident involved a black BMW which appears to have collided with a lamp post on the side of West 16th Avenue, and the cause of the accident is still being determined.

According to a report by News1130, one person died from the accident.

The RCMP could not be reached to confirm this or provide comment by press time.

This is an evolving story and will be updated as soon as information becomes available.