Extraction Firefighters had to pry the passenger out of the backseat of one of four vehicles involved in a collision on Lougheed Highway

Extraction Firefighters had to pry the passenger out of the backseat of one of four vehicles involved in a collision on Lougheed Highway

Stolen Surrey vehicle crashes in Maple Ridge

After hitting the median, the Camry then hit an oncoming Ford Focus in the westbound lanes.

A collision involving four vehicles on Lougheed Highway Wednesday put one person in hospital with the driver who started the sequence of events, nowhere to be seen.

Ridge Meadows RCMP say the driver of a Toyota Camry reported stolen out of Surrey, was eastbound on Lougheed near 203rd Street when his vehicle went out of control and hit the centre median at about 4:30 p.m.

After hitting the median, the Camry then hit an oncoming Ford Focus in the westbound lanes.

That caused a dominoe collision involving two more vehicles.

“The driver of the initial vehicle got out and hot-footed it out of there,” said RCMP civilian media spokesman Dan Herbranson. Police were unable to track him down.

Another motorist was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The collisions closed part of Lougheed Highway for three hours. “It took some time before we were able to open the road,” because it took awhile for a tow truck to arrive on scene to clear the vehicles.