Firefighters cut off car roof to rescue driver after Highway 17 crash

Car landed off of highway after single-vehicle rollover crash, according to freelancer at scene

Firefighters work to rescue a driver after a crash on Highway 17 shortly after midnight in the early morning hours of Thursday, Oct. 11. (Photos: Shane Mackichan)

A 26-year-old man miraculously survived with minor injuries after crashing a car on Highway 17 in Surrey early Thursday morning. The vehicle was so mangled firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life and cut off the roof of the car to free the trapped man.

Surrey RCMP say the single-vehicle collision happened just after midnight heading westbound on the highway at roughly 136th Street.

A Black Press freelancer at the scene said the car rolled over, and landed off of the highway.

Asked if speed or alcohol were suspected factors in the crash, Surrey RCMP Sergeant Chad Greig said “the investigation into the cause of the collision is ongoing.”

Police say the driver, who was the only person in the car, was taken to hospital with “minor non-life threatening injuries.”

The crash led to the westbound lanes on Highway 17 being blocked for more than three hours.



amy.reid@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Amy on Twitter

Just Posted

Name Manning’s new quad chair, win a season’s pass

Lift replacement among long list of upgrades at popular ski resort

Dense fog a challenge for westbound drivers on Highway 1

Crash in Abbotsford just East of Bradner Road

Agassiz blanket event to promote reconciliation at Anglican Church

The workshop will help people visualize the impacts of colonialism on First Nations

Rainbow crosswalk plan gets council support in Hope

Council writing letter of support to community group for crosswalk project

UPDATE: Highway now open after several hour closure at Herrling Island

Westbound traffic is stopped, and some cars have been seen driving the wrong way on the highway

VIDEO: Agassiz Fall Fair celebrates 115 years of fair fun

From 4H shows to pie eating contests, the annual fair brought its best to the community this year

Abbotsford restaurant offering free meals for those unable to pay

Veerji Fish ‘n’ Grill on Clearbrook Road has been giving away food since the summer

Arrest made after fourth threat closes a Kamloops high school in nine days

Mounties have been chasing down a series of threats made to schools across Kamloops

Nelson man accused of swimming naked at Toronto aquarium expected to plead guilty

David Weaver, of Nelson, was arrested and charged in October of last year

VIDEO: Party leaders react to Trudeau’s brownface photo bombshell

Fallout from Justin Trudeau’s brownface photo, and two other instances, sure to dominate campaign

35 of 87 dogs in 2018 Williams Lake seizure were euthanized, BC SPCA confirm

The dogs did not respond to the behaviour modification and remained terrified of humans

‘We still did not get answers’: Vancouver parents demand expulsion after students’ racist video

‘We were unable to get confirmation from the VSB, but he hasn’t returned as of yet,’ says Marie Tate

Most Read