At approximately 5:20 p.m. PT, a van smashed into a pick-up truck on 104th Avenue near Scott Road and immediately fled eastbound, turning right at 122nd Street and exploding after apparently catching fire.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but police say there appears to have been a large gas tank in the back.
Two people, both occupants of the pick-up truck, were taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries.
The driver of the van left the scene and the fiery van before police arrived, and Surrey RCMP have not provided an update on the driver’s condition or whereabouts.
A similarly suspicious incident occurred in Vancouver in October, and police have confiscated multiple vans with modified gas tanks that authorities believe are being used in a potential gas theft ring.