Alcohol and speed may be factors in serious crash in Langley

Abbotsford man in serious condition. Pick up truck becomes airborne, landing in a ditch at the freeway on Saturday night.

Alcohol and speed may be factors in a serious single-vehicle crash where a pick up truck became airborne, landing in a ditch below in the westbound lanes of the freeway in Langley on Saturday night.

Around 8:45 p.m., it’s believed a 53-year-old Abbotsford man was driving at a high rate of speed westbound on Township Line Road when he failed to negotiate the curve, said Langley RCMP. That road curves to parallel the freeway, near 272 Street.

The driver’s 2003 GMC Sierra pick up became airborne, landing in the ditch below at the westbound lanes of the freeway. The cab of the truck actually separated from the force of the impact.

The lone occupant was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries, said police. It’s unknown how he is doing at this time. The pick up truck was seized for mechanical inspection. There were several witnesses to the crash, said police. Port Mann RCMP are following up on whether impaired charges will be recommended.