12/29/2011 07:58 EST | Updated 02/28/2012 05:12 EST

Bleeding man found in parked B.C. van

A man found bleeding inside a van parked in a Surrey residential neighbourhood has been transported to hospital in critical condition, BC Ambulance says.

A resident of the 9500-block of 139th Street said he saw the van parked illegally around noon Thursday.

When he went to investigate, he looked inside the van and saw an unconscious man about 50 years old wedged between two seats, bleeding from the face. The resident called 911.

The area around the van was cordoned off most of the afternoon as RCMP investigated.