Head-on collision in Vancouver sends seven to hospital (update)

VANCOUVER Police are investigating a head-on collision in East Vancouver that sent seven people to hospital, two with serious injuries.

Two people suffered life-threatening injuries in the collision, which occurred just before 6 a.m. on Grandview Highway near Penticton Street. It appears a grey Ford Focus and a black Mercedes SUV collided head-on just over the centre line of the four-lane highway. Three occupants of the Ford, and four from the Mercedes, were taken to hospital with a variety of injuries.

The 20-year-old male driver of Ford, and his 19-year-old female passenger, have life-threatening injuries. The third occupant has serious, but what is believed to be non-life-threatening injuries. All three occupants are Burnaby residents.

The 54-year-old man from Richmond driving the Mercedes, and his three passengers aged, 48, 59, and 70, all suffered relatively minor injuries.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact investigators at 604-717-3012.