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Vancouver police investigating after Surrey man injured in serious crash

The intersection of Oak Street and West 49th remains closed

A Surrey man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a serious early morning collision that has shut down a stretch of Oak Street.

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. According to a police press release, the available evidence suggests that at the time of the collision, the Mercedes was heading north on Oak while the Honda was going west on West 49th.

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

Collision investigators are still at the scene collecting evidence, however, speed is believed to be a factor in the crash.

Motorists are being asked to avoid the intersection of West 49th and Oak Street for the next several hours while investigators continue to collect evidence and clear the scene.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, and has not yet spoke to police, is asked to call collision investigators at 604-717-3012.

@JessicaEKerr

jkerr@vancourier.com