One person was reportedly in critical condition at Royal Columbian Hospital following an multi-vehicle crash Wednesday in which a car went out of control on Oxford Street at Marine Drive around 3:15 p.m.
Witnesses said the vehicle – which was carrying a woman and her child and the child’s nanny – became airborne as it travelled down the steep hill, struck at least one other car, and crashed through a metal guard rail on Marine Drive at the foot of Oxford, showering parts as it went.
Witness Dave Reiffer told CBC that he saw the car “bounce off” a BMW before hitting the guard rail.
“It just kind of went airborne and flipped over,” he said.
The dark blue, four-door sedan came to rest upside-down in the waterfront parking lot near the public washrooms, against the wall below the promenade.
Two people were airlifted to Royal Columbian, while three others were taken to Peace Arch Hospital.
Calls to White Rock RCMP seeking further information were not returned.