Street race leads to accident in Abbotsford

Two people sustained minor injuries on Saturday night when they were involved in a collision during a street race.

The crash took place in the 3400 block of McCallum Road – west of Highway 11 – at about 6 p.m., when a 2009 Toyota Corolla collided with a fence and several wooden pallets.

One of the two occupants had to be cut out of the badly damaged vehicle.

Const. Pat Kelly of the Abbotsford Police Department said witnesses saw the vehicle reach estimated speeds of 120 km/h in the 50 km/h zone.

The two men inside the vehicle, both in their early 20s, sustained minor injuries.

“It’s surprising that they (were) minor injuries, given the nature of the impact and the alleged speed (of the vehicle)," Kelly said.

The other vehicle involved in the race left the scene.

Kelly said alcohol was not involved but speed was definitely a factor in the accident.

“They are extremely lucky … The speed could easily has made this much more serious."

The driver of the Corolla was issued several tickets under the Motor Vehicle Act, including for excessive speeding.

Police are continuing to look for the driver of the other car. Const. Ian MacDonald said investigators have been reviewing video surveillance footage from businesses in the area, and it appears the second vehicle was a white compact car, similar to the Corolla.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225.


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