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.

 

Just Posted

Routine train whistles to stop in Maple Ridge

‘Will still sound as a warning.’

Hungry bear takes snack from Maple Ridge kitchen

Family left back deck door open during heat.

Search crews rescue kids, 6 and 7, stranded overnight on Coquitlam mountain

Father and two youngsters fall down a steep, treacherous cliff while hiking Burke Mountain

Maple Ridge stop for African Children’s Choir

Concert date is Sunday at Maple Ridge Christian Reformed Church

Jazz vespers to feature Red Velvet in Maple Ridge

Red Velvet band to perform May 26

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of Victoria Day

How much do you know about the monarch whose day we celebrate each May?

Top women’s hockey player Natalie Spooner coming to B.C.

Natalie Spooner special guest at annual Grindstone charity weekend in Kelowna

Take-home drug testing kits latest pilot to help curb B.C.’s overdose crisis

Researchers look to see if fentanyl testing could be a useful tool for those who use drugs alone

UPDATE: Highway 1 reopened after multi-vehicle crash east of Chilliwack

Westbound lanes near Herrling Island were closed for hours amid busy holiday weekend traffic

Police watchdog investigating motorcycle crash in Kamloops

A Kamloops Mountie had stopped the driver for speeding, but they raced off from the 0fficer

Facebook takes down anti-vaxxer page that used image of late Canadian girl

Facebook said that the social media company has disabled the anti-vaccination page

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2OT thriller

Leonard has 36 points as Toronto cuts Milwaukee’s series lead to 2-1

‘Teams that win are tight’: B.C. Lions search for chemistry at training camp

The Lions added more than 50 new faces over the off-season, from coaching staff to key players

Rescue crews suspend search for Okanagan kayaker missing for three days

71-year-old Zygmunt Janiewicz was reported missing Friday

Most Read