Six injured in Pattullo Bridge crash

SURREY — Six people were injured Saturday afternoon after a head-on traffic crash at a deadly curve on the south end of the Pattullo Bridge.

The bridge was closed for several hours after a 26-year-old Burnaby man, suffering a medical emergency, crossed the centre line at the curve, slamming his Infiniti into a Royal City taxi. The taxi then spun out and hit a Silverado.

The driver of the Infiniti was seriously injured and his passenger, also 26, sustained soft tissue injuries. The taxi driver sustained a concussion and cuts to his head, while his passenger in the back seat, a 32-year-old man, has been paralyzed from a spinal pelvis fracture.

The two women in the Silverado received minor injuries, police said.

The curve has claimed many lives over the years.

Police continue to investigate the crash, which happened at 12:30 p.m.