Early morning Oak Street crash leaves man with life-threatening injuries: VPD

May 29 2019, 3:43 pm

Vancouver Police are investigating an early morning crash on Oak Street that sent one man to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

According to police, the crash took place just before 1:30 am when two vehicles — a white Mercedes SUV and a white Honda Civic — collided on the intersection of  West 49th Avenue and Oak Street.

Law enforcement says that evidence suggests that at the time of the crash, the Mercedes was travelling North on Oak Street and the Honda was West on West 49th Avenue.

The lone occupant of the Mercedes was a Surrey man who remains in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The two occupants of the Honda — both Vancouver women in their 20s — were treated for minor injuries and released at the scene.

Officers from the VPD Collision Investigation Unit remain at the scene to collect evidence. Speed is believed to be a factor.

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Motorists are being asked to avoid the intersection of West 49th and Oak Street for several more hours.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, and has not yet spoken with police, is asked to call the VPD’s collision investigation unit at 604-717-3012.