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Vancouver Police Investigate Serious Collision On Oak Street

Vancouver Police are investigating a serious early morning collision that has sent one man to hospital with life-threatening injuries and has shut down parts of Oak Street since early this morning.

Just before 1:30 a.m., two vehicles, a white Mercedes SUV and a white Honda Civic, collided in the intersection of West 49th Avenue and Oak Street. The available evidence suggests that at the time of the collision, the Mercedes was travelling north on Oak Street and the Honda was west on West 49th Avenue.

Officers from the VPD’s Collision Investigation Unit are still at the scene collecting evidence to help determine what led to the crash, but do believe that speed was a factor.

The lone occupant from the Mercedes, a Surrey man, remains in hospital with life-threatening  injuries. The two occupants from the Honda, both 20 year-old Vancouver women, were treated for minor injuries and were released at the scene.

Motorists are being asked to avoid the intersection of West 49th and Oak Street for several more hours, to allow investigators to finish collecting evidence and clear the scene of debris. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, and has not yet spoken with police, is asked to call the VPD’s Collision Investigation Unit at 604-717-3012.