News

Man airlifted after South Surrey crash

The driver of a Mustang was ejected onto the ground in collision with a pickup truck Thursday evening. - Tracy Holmes photo
The driver of a Mustang was ejected onto the ground in collision with a pickup truck Thursday evening.
— image credit: Tracy Holmes photo

A two-vehicle collision in South Surrey sent one man to Royal Columbian Hospital by air ambulance Thursday evening.

According to police, a Mustang – estimated to be worth more than $110,000 – was turning out of the South Surrey Auto Mall in the 3000-block of King George Boulevard, when it was hit on the passenger side by a southbound Ford F350 pickup truck just before 5:30 p.m.

"The driver of the Mustang was ejected out of his vehicle onto the ground," Cpl. Scotty Schumann told Peace Arch News at the scene.

The man landed on the grassy boulevard on the highway's west side. The vehicle suffered substantial damage.

The driver, a man in his seventies, was airlifted to RCH from nearby Peace Portal Alliance Church, at King George Boulevard and 152 Street.

His injuries are not believed life-threatening.

"The paramedics are telling us it's more of a precaution," Schumann said.

Const. Troy Derrick said the victim was conscious.

"He was talking, he was coherent, he was aware what was going on," Derrick said.

Police closed about two blocks of King George – south from the intersection of the 32 Avenue diversion – to deal with the crash scene.

Three helicopters could be seen circling the area in and around South Point and Rosemary Heights.

Police say the crash looked worse than it actually was.

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

B.C.-only wines to come to some grocery stores
 
Hunters protest shift favouring non-residents
 
Lack of addiction treatment flagged by crime panel
Surrey murder victim identifed as Jaylen Sandhu, 17
 
Initial assessment finds mother unfit to stand trial: defence
 
Psych assessment ordered for South Surrey mother charged with murder
Blazing a trail in brand new sport
 
Hunter protest over new regulations to benefit guides fills Langley meeting room
 
Trinity Western University in Langley sues law society over law school

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.