2 men sent to hospital after crash into Burnaby blackberry bushes

Two men were sent to hospital Monday night after a shuttle van they were in crashed and became lodged deep inside a mass of Burnaby blackberry bushes.

Emergency crews were called to 7155 11th Ave. at about 9:20 p.m. 

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The driver of the van had apparently lost control in a parking lot and crashed into the bushes, according to assistant fire Chief Stewart Colbourne.

“They threw a ladder down over top of the blackberry bushes to get access,” Colbourne said of the rescue. “One guy got out and walked out and the other guy they put onto a board and carried him out to the ambulance.”

Paramedics treated the men at the scene, and both were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to B.C. Emergency Health Services.

According to a sign hung on a gate near the crash, the parking lot appeared to be being used by a production company shooting a new Netflix horror series, Brand New Cherry Flavor.

Based on a book by the same name, the series tells the story of an aspiring screenwriter and director who pursues supernatural revenge on the Hollywood producers who betray her.

The local production company has not responded to requests for information about the crashed shuttle van.


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