A news release says the crash happened late Friday night in Nanaimo, where a Hyundai Accent with five people inside that was stopped and waiting to turn was broadsided by a Chrysler Intrepid.
Police believe the Intrepid, driven by a 19-year-old man from Ontario, was travelling very fast and sped through a red light.
All five people in the Accent were injured, including the driver, an 18-year-old woman from Nanaimo, who was airlifted to hospital in critical condition.
The others suffered a range of injuries including broken bones.
The news release says the driver of the Intrepid was arrested and is facing charges of impaired driving.
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