Car plunges into river in Surrey; 152nd Street closed
A car plunged into a river and the driver was taken to hospital after a two-car crash in Surrey on Sunday.
The accident happened at around 1:30 p.m. in the 3600-block of 152nd Street, when a driver appeared to suffer a medical event and struck a southbound vehicle before leaving the road and plunging into the Nicomekl River.
An on-duty RCMP member, as well as a bystander and the female passenger of the submerged vehicle removed the driver and began providing first aid. The driver was conscious and breathing on his way to a local hospital.
152nd street will be closed between 36th Avenue and 40th Avenue for some time as police investigate. Drivers are asked to avoid the area for the next several hours.
Anyone with more information, including dash cam footage around the area of 152 street and 36th avenue at approximately 1330 hours, is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 and quote file number 2023-71416.
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