Teen in critical condition after crash

SURREY – A 17-year-old Surrey boy remains in critical condition suffering from a serious brain injury following a traffic crash in Newton on Sunday night.

He was the front passenger of a car that slammed into a pole in the 6500-block of King George Boulevard, at 7:40 p.m. The driver, an 18-year-old Surrey man, is also still in hospital but another passenger, a 12-year-old Surrey boy, has since been released.

Their names have not been released.

Surrey firefighters used the jaws-oflife to free them.

“Speed appears to be a significant factor,” Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet said.

Police are looking for witnesses to the crash, particularly a pedestrian who crossed King George just before the crash.

“Witnesses report the same pedestrian stopped after the collision

and later on left northbound on King George Boulevard before speaking with officers,” Paquet said.

Police also want to speak with the driver and passengers of a black SUV that was traveling alongside the car when it crashed.

“We believe these witnesses hold critical information that will assist our officers,” Paquet said.

Police ask witnesses to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, quoting file number 2014-141154.

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