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Driver writes off Porsche on Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver police say

No charges are pending, investigators say
West Vancouver first responders deal with a crashed Porsche 911 on Cypress Bowl Road, June 1, 2024 |

West Vancouver police say no charges are coming for a driver who wrote off their Porsche 911 on Cypress Bowl Road.

Police received reports of a single-vehicle crash around 9 a.m. June 1. When they arrived, they found the Porsche in the ditch.

The driver was checked over by paramedics at the scene and cleared of any injuries, and impairment wasn’t a factor in the crash, said Sgt. Chris Bigland, West Vancouver police spokesperson.

“Witnesses reported that it appeared as though the driver lost control of the vehicle while moving through the corner,” he said. “The driving conditions were hazardous with a fair amount of rain prior to the collision, and then light rain during.”


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Police can issue a ticket for failing to drive according to the conditions, Bigland said, but officers have discretion about whether one is necessary. In this case, there were no injuries and no damage to anyone else’s property, he said.

“However, this particular individual has completely written off… a 2018 Porsche 911.”

Current listings for that particular year and model ask about $200,000.

Cypress Bowl Road is something of a hotspot for single-vehicle crashes because drivers tend to pick up speed on the long straightaway and then lose control at the hairpin turn. The speed limit on the road is 60 kilometres per hour.

“Driving less than that in hazardous conditions is appropriate,” Bigland said.

As the weather warms up, Bigland said Cypress Bowl Road will become busier with other users, including cyclists.

“And it’s in everybody’s best interest for safety to be mindful of the appropriate speed limit and practise safe driving habits while on that road. There is a fair amount of incline and there are some fairly sharp turns that can be difficult to navigate.”

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