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UPDATE: Firefighters use Jaws of Life in South Surrey crash; police say 1 person in critical condition

Collision happened at 190 Street and 36 Avenue
Surrey firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life at a crash in South Surrey, near 190 Street and 36 Avenue, in the early hours of Saturday morning (Feb. 12, 2022). (Photo: Curtis Kreklau)

Surrey firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to remove the driver from what appeared to be a single-vehicle crash in the early hours of Saturday (Feb. 12).

A Black Press Media freelancer on the scene said emergency crews responded to the serious crash near 190 Street and 36 Avenue in the Campbell Heights Industrial Park around 12:30 a.m.

He said crews arrived to find a sedan had gone sideways into a lamp standard and firefighters used the Jaws of Life to remove the passenger side doors of the vehicle in order to remove the driver “who was reportedly unconscious.”

The driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries and remains in critical condition, Surrey RCMP Cpl. Vanessa Munn said.

Munn said the Surrey RCMP Criminal Collision Investigation Team has taken over, and while the investigation is in its early stages, “initial indications are that speed and weather may have been contributing factors.” However, she added further investigation is required.

The freelancer added there was “extremely dense fog in the area at the time,” and around the same time there was another crash around 192 Street and 54 Avenue.

Anyone with information about the crash or dash-cam footage from the area is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

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