Three people were hurt in a head-on crash on a steep and winding road in the North Otter area of Langley on Monday afternoon.
At about 4: 30 p.m., a Volkswagen Jetta collided head on with a GMC Sierra pickup in the 24600 block of 56th Avenue, said Cpl. Holly Marks, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.
The Jetta was headed west into the steep curves on 56th Avenue.
As the Jetta headed down into the ravine that cuts through the area, it crossed the double yellow lines and slammed into the east-bound truck driven by a 53-year-old Abbotsford woman.
The 18-year-old Jetta driver and the Sierra driver were both taken to hospital with minor injuries.
The passenger in the Jetta,
the 18-year-old girlfriend of the driver, was trapped for almost an hour after the front of the car was destroyed. She had to be extracted by Langley Township firefighters, and was then rushed to hospital by Air Ambulance for treatment of broken bones, said Marks.
There was a police witness to the crash, as an officer was directly behind the Sierra.
Another driver was also heading east at the same time and also saw the crash.
Langley Traffic Services is now investigating the collision, which may be linked to high speed, said Marks.
Both vehicles will be mechanically inspected.
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