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SUV crashes into wall of Langley City motel

Victim says impact may have caused serious issues with his leg
A crossover SUV smashed into the wall of a Langley City motel, sending one occupant to the hospital. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

One person was taken to hospital after an SUV crashed into the outer wall of a Langley motel on Tuesday evening, local RCMP said.

Just before 11 p.m. on April 23, a Nissan Kicks slammed into the wall of the Westward Inn & Suites at 196A Street and Fraser Highway, said Cpl. Craig Van Herk.

The occupant of the room was bumped by the wall and knocked down. He was taken to hospital for assessment, but was not believed to have been seriously injured, said Van Herk.

In an online post, a man identifying himself as the occupant of the room said the impact aggravated a previous condition, and that one leg is now “potentially unusable for the rest of my life.”

“Victims like me are the only ones that end up paying the price in the long run,” he wrote.

The driver fled the scene on foot before police arrived, but was later located and was issued a violation ticket for failing to remain at the scene of the crash.

The collision appears to have happened from the parking lot of a nearby Wendy’s restaurant – a section of wooden fence dividing the parking lot from the hotel was knocked down, and some cracks were visible on the motel’s stucco exterior.

The exact cause of the crash is still under investigation, Van Herk said.

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Matthew Claxton

About the Author: Matthew Claxton

Raised in Langley, as a journalist today I focus on local politics, crime and homelessness.
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