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Surrey crash leaves one person with 'life-altering injuries'

Last Updated Jul 12, 2019 at 9:18 am PDT

A white SUV turned on its side near 64th Avenue and 128th Street in Surrey after crashing into a pole July 12, 2019. (Ash Kelly, NEWS 1130 Photo)
Summary

One person has "life-altering injuries" after SUV with two people inside crashes into utility pole in Surrey

RCMP investigators are looking into whether or not alcohol, speed, and other factors played a role in crash

SURREY (NEWS 1130) – At least one person has life-altering injuries after a serious crash in Surrey Friday morning.

Staff Sergeant Duane Honeyman says BC Ambulance Service called Mounties to the area of 64th Avenue and 128th Street just after 1:10 am, after a white BMW SUV with two people inside crashed into a utility pole along 128th.

“I know the investigators will all be looking into whether or not alcohol is a cause, speed, and such. Obviously being a single-vehicle off road into a pole, there’s obviously potential of speed or some sort of driving issue as well,” he said.

There’s no word yet on how the other person is doing.

The crash has caused an outage for just under 1,000 homes and businesses in the area and 128th Street between 62nd and 64th Avenues remains closed as police investigate.

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‘Bunch of people speeding’

Neighbors who live in the area say reckless driving has been an issue and the crash was only a matter of time.

“This used to be a two-lane street and then they changed it to four-lanes so that created a bunch of people speeding,” says Frank who slept through the noise of the crash.

“I’ve actually stopped a police officer, told him they should do a speed trap here because people are going crazy.”

Another man told NEWS 1130 he’s seen drivers going up to 130 km/hr in the middle of the day.

– With files from Ash Kelly