SURREY RCMP announced Thursday they were seeking additional witnesses to a series of motor vehicle collisions involving the same vehicle that occurred on Tuesday evening along Fraser Highway.
Officers are specifically looking for witnesses that may have observed the suspect vehicle’s driving behaviour leading up to and during the multiple collisions which ultimately ended in a serious collision involving three vehicles.
On January 27 at about 9 p.m., a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV was driving westbound in the 18400 block of Fraser Highway, when it rear-ended a 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis.
The Hyundai failed to remain at the scene of the collision and continued travelling westbound on Fraser Highway.
In approximately the 15200 block of Fraser Highway, the Hyundai attempted to drive between two vehicles and rear-ended a 2005 Toyota Camry.
The SUV continued travelling westbound on Fraser Highway until the 14500 block when it rear-ended a Saturn Vue. The impact of the collision spun the Saturn into oncoming traffic where it was struck on the passenger side by an eastbound Toyota Tacoma pickup. The Hyundai, after striking the Saturn, lost control and veered into a north side ditch.
The 53-year-old driver of the Saturn and his 10-year-old male passenger were taken to hospital in critical condition with potential spinal injuries.
The 26-year-old female driver of the Toyota Tacoma suffered a broken arm and wrist.
The 50-year-old driver of the Hyundai received only minor injuries. The drivers and passengers of the Mercury and the Camry were not injured.
Surrey RCMP’s Criminal Collision Investigation Team (CCIT) is currently investigating along with the assistance of the Integrated Collision Analyst & Reconstructionist Service (ICARS). Investigators believe alcohol and speed may have been contributing factors in these collisions.
Anyone with further information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP’s Criminal Collision Investigation Team (CCIT) at 604-599-0502 quoting file # 2015-13251.