4 people hospitalized after alleged Surrey street racing crash

Dec 19 2017, 11:22 pm

Surrey RCMP are investigating a crash late Tuesday night that sent four people to hospital.

The incident occurred at approximately 11:40 p.m. when a car crashed into a semi-truck trailer at the intersection of 16 Avenue and 176 Street, CBC News reports. It is alleged that two cars were street racing on 16 Avenue, and one of the cars was unable to avoid a semi truck crossing the intersection on 176 Street.

When police and first responders arrived, the car was found wedged underneath the semi-truck trailer’s load. Three passengers were able to crawl out of the rear window to escape while a fourth person was freed using the jaws of life.

All four adults required hospital treatment, although the extent of their injuries are not severe.

The female driver of the car could face charges of impaired driving as alcohol was found inside the vehicle. According to Global News, the second car involved in the speed racing incident fled the scene and has not been located by police.

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