Driver suffers life-threatening injuries in crash that shuts down Vancouver’s Oak Street

An early-morning crash in Vancouver has left a driver with life-threatening accidents.

Police stated a white Mercedes SUV and white Honda Civic collided at Oak Street and West forty ninth Avenue just earlier than 1:30 a.M. PT.

The motive force of the SUV, a man from Surrey, was taken to medical institution, where he remains in existence-threatening conditionA police declaration said two 20-year-vintage girls who were in the Civic have been dealt with for minor injuries on the scene.

Sgt. Jason Robillard stated early proof suggests the SUV become touring north on Oak Street, even as the Civic turned into heading west on West 49th Avenue whilst the motors collided.

The statement said pace is thought to be a component inside the crash, which sheared off a power pole and left particles strewn throughout the six-lane road.

Vancouver police requested drivers to avoid the intersection for numerous hours as officials investigated and cleared debris. As of 10:10 a.M. PT, two lanes northbound on Oak Street had reopened.

Anyone who may additionally have witnessed the collision is requested to call investigators at 604-717-3012.

A Vancouver police officer stands on Oak Street after the crash early Wednesday. (Yvette Brend/CBC)
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