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Man airlifted after South Surrey crash

The driver of a Mustang was ejected onto the ground in collision with a pickup truck Thursday evening. - Tracy Holmes photo
The driver of a Mustang was ejected onto the ground in collision with a pickup truck Thursday evening.
— image credit: Tracy Holmes photo

A two-vehicle collision in South Surrey sent one man to Royal Columbian Hospital by air ambulance Thursday evening.

According to police, a Mustang – estimated to be worth more than $110,000 – was turning out of the South Surrey Auto Mall in the 3000-block of King George Boulevard, when it was hit on the passenger side by a southbound Ford F350 pickup truck just before 5:30 p.m.

"The driver of the Mustang was ejected out of his vehicle onto the ground," Cpl. Scotty Schumann told Peace Arch News at the scene.

The man landed on the grassy boulevard on the highway's west side. The vehicle suffered substantial damage.

The driver, a man in his seventies, was airlifted to RCH from nearby Peace Portal Alliance Church, at King George Boulevard and 152 Street.

His injuries are not believed life-threatening.

"The paramedics are telling us it's more of a precaution," Schumann said.

Const. Troy Derrick said the victim was conscious.

"He was talking, he was coherent, he was aware what was going on," Derrick said.

Police closed about two blocks of King George – south from the intersection of the 32 Avenue diversion – to deal with the crash scene.

Three helicopters could be seen circling the area in and around South Point and Rosemary Heights.

Police say the crash looked worse than it actually was.

 

 

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