Skip to content

Fire crews use ‘Jaws of Life’ to free trapped driver after serious motor vehicle accident in Surrey Friday

The driver suffered potentially life-altering injuries, says police
First responders from Surrey and the Township of Langley worked to free the victim of the single-vehicle accident. (Photo: Curtis Kreklau)

First responders from Surrey and the Township of Langley responded to a single-vehicle accident involving a black pickup truck at around 9:45 p.m. Friday (March 17).

Sgt. Rob Maione with Surrey RCMP stated in an email to the Now-Leader Saturday, that the drivers’ injuries are not considered life-threatening, but are potentially life-altering.

The accident happened on the border of Surrey and the Township of Langley in the 19400-block of 80th Avenue.

According to a Black Press freelancer at the scene, the truck could be seen dangling over a ditch. Fire crews used tools to stabilize the pickup truck before extracting the driver who was trapped.

They had to use several jaws of life tools to free the driver, who was the lone occupant of the vehicle. The victim was then removed and transported to hospital by BC Ambulance Services.

RCMP closed the road in both directions for several hours.

“The investigation is in the early stages, and as charges against the driver are being considered, I am not in a position to advise whether speed or alcohol were a factor in this collision,” stated Sgt. Maione.

Like us on Facebook Like us on Instagram and Follow Anna on Twitter.

Anna Burns

About the Author: Anna Burns

I cover health care, non-profits and social issues-related topics for the Surrey Now-Leader.
Read more