Vikram S. Grewal and Pavandeep S. Dhaliwal charged in 2019 serious collision in Newton

CHARGES have now been laid against Vikram Singh Grewal, 19, and Pavandeep Singh Dhaliwal, 21, both of Surrey, in relation to a 2019 serious collision in Newton, Surrey RCMP announced on Thursday.

The collision, which took place in the early morning hours of July 12, 2019, involved a single vehicle, a white BMW SUV, which left the roadway and struck a hydro pole in the 6300-block of 128th Street. The 17-year-old female passenger of the vehicle suffered a life-altering injury.

Surrey RCMP’s Criminal Collision Investigation Team took conduct of the investigation and identified a second vehicle and driver that was involved in the collision. After a fulsome investigation, charges were sworn against the two drivers involved on June 26, 2020:

– Grewal has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
– Dhaliwal has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm.
In addition, both drivers have received driving prohibitions: 10 months for Grewal, and 12 months for Dhaliwal.

“This collision resulted in a life-altering injury for a young woman, and has also undoubtedly impacted the lives of both of the drivers involved,” said Sgt. Ian MacLellan of Surrey RCMP Traffic Services. “We want to take this opportunity to remind everyone to be a responsible road user, and avoid high-risk driving behaviour.”