Driver sought after car flips fleeing Surrey police

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Police say a trio of teenagers who were passengers in a fleeing vehicle Friday night are lucky they weren’t seriously injured when it flipped.

Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet said none of the three – two 18-year-olds and one 19-year-old, all Surrey residents – who were apprehended at or near the scene required medical attention following the crash.

“Extremely lucky young adults,” Paquet said Monday.

According to the police report, the crash occurred “seconds after” an officer southbound on 152 Street noticed a grey Honda Civic “going at a fair clip” towards the 64 Avenue intersection.

The Honda accelerated as soon as the officer tried to pull the vehicle over, flipping when it hit the railway tracks that cross 152 Street just south of the intersection and striking a nearby fire hydrant.

“The vehicle was found upside-down,” Paquet said.

Paquet said the three who were arrested – and later released – were all under the influence of alcohol and possibly drugs. Police seized both substances from the Honda, he said.

The fourth occupant, a male believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, remains at large and unidentified. The trio told police they had only just met the driver, Paquet said.

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