Two car crash in Pitt Meadows leaves five in hospital

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A two vehicle crash in Pitt Meadows resulted in five people going to hospital Wednesday evening (April 20), all with what police say are non-life threatening injuries.

Ridge Meadows RCMP, Pitt Meadows Fire Department, and BC Ambulance Services all attended to the crash at about 6:45 p.m., on Lougheed Highway and Park Avenue.

An eastbound Mazda car collided with a Hyndai SUV resulting in the driver and passenger of the Mazda receiving significant, but non-life threatening, injuries.

The driver and two children in the SUV were also taken to hospital with what was believed to be minor injuries.

Ridge Meadows RCMP Corporal Brenda Winpenny said, “one of the injured people had to be extracted from the car by the Pitt Meadows Fire Department and the use of the jaws of life.  BC Ambulance helicopter (Air Ambulance) was used to take one person to hospital, while all other injured persons were taken by the ground ambulance.  Fortunately none of the injuries are believed to be life threatening.”

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.  Investigators are asking for any witnesses to the crash who have not yet spoken to police to contact Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604 463-6251.

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