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4 hospitalized after suspected Surrey street racing crash

05/27/2015 08:25 EDT | Updated 05/27/2016 05:59 EDT
Four young adults were taken to hospital after a car crashed and became wedged underneath a semi truck trailer, Tuesday night in Surrey, B.C.

The crash happened around 11:40 p.m. PT, according to Surrey RCMP. Two cars were reportedly racing westbound on 16 Avenue, when they allegedly ran a red light. One car narrowly avoided the front of a semi truck driving southbound on 176 Street, and the other appeared to veer right, slamming into the truck's trailer. 

Surrey RCMP said three occupants were able to crawl out of the car's rear window, but Surrey firefighters had to use the jaws of life to get a fourth person out.

The car that avoided the front of the truck sped away, and hasn't been located, police said.

Surrey RCMP Staff Sgt. Blair McColl said alcohol was found inside the car, and police are pursuing impaired driving charges against the female driver. 

A large section of 176 Street from 12 Avenue to 20 Avenue was closed for several hours, while police investigated the crash, forcing the heavy truck traffic to find detours.

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