Questions about farm worker safety are being raised again, following a crash that injured five people in Surrey, B.C.
RCMP say a pickup slammed into a flatdeck wagon being towed by a tractor along a dark Surrey street just after 7:30 Tuesday night.
The wagon was piled with boxes of just-harvested produce and Surrey RCMP say as many as nine workers were perched on top of the load.
The impact knocked all nine to the ground, injuring five of the workers — although investigators say none of the injuries is considered severe.
Police say the tractor's headlights and running lights may have been obscured by the wagon load, and there were no lights on the trailer.
WorkSafe BC has been contacted to probe the issue of worker safety, while RCMP say impaired charges are being considered against the woman driving the pickup.