A man was arrested in Surrey Friday afternoon after an apparent car-jacking and crash.

A man was arrested in Surrey Friday afternoon after an apparent car-jacking and crash.

UPDATE: Man facing multiple charges after Surrey car-jacking

Suspect arrested Friday after jumping out of one stolen car into another, which he crashed.



One man was arrested by Surrey RCMP Friday afternoon following a bizarre car-jacking incident that began and ended with a crash.

Police said a 26-year-old man of no fixed address was driving a vehicle stolen in Langley when he came across a car accident near Fraser Highway and 182 Street.

In the process of trying to go around the accident, which was blocking traffic, he tried to drive over a median. His vehicle, however, got hung up on the median and he wasn’t able to drive any further.

RCMP Sgt. Drew Grainger said the man then approached the accident scene and tried to steal a couple of vehicles, before managing to get into a Mini Cooper that had stopped at the accident.

The suspect drove off at an “erratic rate of speed,” and ended up getting involved in another collision near 80 Avenue and 176 Street.

A passerby flagged down firefighters – who happened to be on their way to the first accident scene – who detained the driver until police arrived to arrest him.

No one was injured, said Grainger.

Police are recommending multiple theft and dangerous driving charges against the driver.

– above photo by Evan Seal, Surrey Leader