ON January 7 at approximately 9:20 p.m., Surrey RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of 168th Street and Highway 10 where one vehicle had left the road and entered a water-filled ditch, becoming submerged.
Two officers with the Integrated Road Safety Unit (IRSU) witnessed the collision and entered the water to extricate the driver from the vehicle and provide first aid. Both drivers were taken to hospital. The 27-year-old male driver of the submerged vehicle remains in critical condition. The driver of the second vehicle, a 21 year-old man, has since been released from the hospital.
At the time of the incident, the driver of the second vehicle was arrested, but has since been released pending further investigation. The Surrey RCMP Criminal Collision Investigation Team (CCIT) now have conduct of the investigation. The factors that led up to the collision are currently being determined and investigators would like to speak with anyone that may have witnessed the collision or may have dash camera video.
Anyone with information about this incident that hasn’t yet spoken to police is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.