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Four-vehicle crash sends one to hospital

A Surrey RCMP officer records the damage from a four-way collision on 32 Avenue near 176 Street Thursday morning. - Dan Ferguson photo
A Surrey RCMP officer records the damage from a four-way collision on 32 Avenue near 176 Street Thursday morning.
— image credit: Dan Ferguson photo

A four-vehicle rear-ender crash at 32 Avenue and 176 Street Thursday resulted in one driver being taken to hospital with possible head injuries.

The young man was apparently struck in the head by a large speaker that was dislodged from the Acura coupe he was driving by the impact, which occurred around 8 a.m.

Information as to cause of the crash or if charges will result against any of the drivers involved is not yet available. Traffic along 32 Avenue was reduced to a single westbound lane for about an hour.

Surrey RCMP Sgt. Drew Grainger said the young man's injury serves as a good reminder to drivers to ensure that objects in their vehicles are secured at all times.

He recalled a crash he attended in Whalley a couple of years ago, in which a woman died from injuries she sustained when she was hit by a laptop that had been loose in the back seat of her car at the time of the collision.

She was "almost decapitated," he said.

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