Police look for witnesses to fiery 16 Avenue crash

Five went to hospital, including a toddler, after T-bone crash that shut down 16 Avenue for most of the day and evening on Monday.

Langley RCMP are looking for witnesses to a fiery crash on 16 Avenue that sent five to hospital including

a toddler on Monday.

The main witness to the crash gave police conflicting information so now they are hoping others will come forward.

Around noon, the serious crash in the 26700 block of 16 Avenue caused a Camaro to burst into flames and has left the driver of a pickup truck in serious condition.

The crash happened around noon on Monday.

The Camaro carrying a man, a woman and a toddler, was eastbound on 16 Avenue when a westbound pickup truck spun sideways and entered the oncoming lane.

The Camaro driver attempted, unsuccessfully, to avoid the collision and T-boned the pickup truck.  The car caught on fire but the three occupants were all able to get out of the vehicle, said police.

They didn’t escape unharmed though.

Police said the toddler has a broken wrist, the passenger has has soft tissue injuries and several stitches and the driver has a broken foot and stitches as well.

Of the three adult male occupants of the pickup truck, one passenger was uninjured and the driver was taken to hospital by Air Ambulance with what are believed to be life-threatening injuries, said police.

He was due for surgery on Wednesday.

Police don’t know yet if road conditions contributed to the crash but it was likely. It had been snowing lightly all day in Langley and temperatures hovered near freezing.

Alcohol didn’t play a role but it’s still not known if speed did.

The road between 264 and 272 Street was shut down for hours while police traffic services investigated.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or those with information that would assist with this investigation is asked to call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

 

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