A multi-vehicle crash near the Massey Tunnel sent three people to hospital on Saturday afternoon.
According to police, the incident took place just before 4:30 pm, when RCMP received “numerous” 911 calls about a vehicle that was heading south in the northbound lane through the tunnel.
The vehicle, described as an “older model” grey Volkswagen Golf, collided head on with a northbound, grey Toyota Rav 4, just south of the Highway 17 overpass in Delta.
A third vehicle, a grey Honda Pilot was also involved in the collision.
The driver of the Volkswagen, a 26-year-old Vancouver man, suffered life threatening injuries. A passenger in the Toyota Rav 4, a 19-year-old woman, suffered serious injuries, while the driver, a 48-year-old from Surrey, suffered injuries, the extent of which are unknown at this point.
They were all taken to hospital by emergency crews.
The driver and passenger of the Honda Pilot suffered minor injuries and were treated and released at the scene.
“We are continuing to investigate the circumstances by which the driver ended up traveling in the wrong direction,” said RCMP Deas Island Traffic Services Const. Manjit Gill.
RCMP are asking anyone who was a witness to this collision and have not already spoken to police to contact Deas Island Traffic Services at 778-290-2400.