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Motorist seriously injured after driving wrong way on Highway 1 off-ramp

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DH Vancouver Staff Apr 18, 2019 3:36 pm

Surrey RCMP are investigating an accident this week which left one man seriously injured after he allegedly drove in the wrong direction on a Highway 1 off-ramp.

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According to police, the incident took place on April 16, just after 3 pm, when officers noticed a Hyundai Accent travelling southbound in the northbound lanes of Highway 17 from 104 Avenue.

The vehicle struck a transport truck which was merging on to Highway 17 from the Highway 1 off-ramp. It then reportedly continued into oncoming traffic, and as it entered the off-ramp, and collided with a Toyota Camry before coming to a stop.

The drivers of the Hyundai and the Toyota were both transported to the hospital. The driver of the Hyundai sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries, say police. The driver of the transport truck was uninjured.

Now, Surrey RCMP’s Criminal Collision Investigation Team has taken conduct of this investigation, which is still in its early stages, as investigators continue to look into all possible contributing factors.

Investigators are also asking anyone who was a witness to this occurrence and has not yet spoken to police, or anyone with dash cam video, to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

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