Police investigate suspected impaired-driving head-on collision

Young woman with serious injuries airlifted to hospital

  • Sep. 14, 2015 5:00 a.m.
A head-on collision on Sunday night resulted in a woman with serious injuries being airlifted to hospital.

A head-on collision on Sunday night resulted in a woman with serious injuries being airlifted to hospital.



Police have launched an impaired-driving investigation after a head-on collision Sunday night in Abbotsford sent two people to hospital.

The crash took place at 11:20 p.m. on Old Yale Road near Moritz Way.

When emergency crews arrived on scene, they located a 21-year-old woman trapped in a red Dodge sedan and a 53-year-old man in an overturned Dodge pickup truck.

The woman was eventually extracted from the vehicle and was airlifted in serious condition to a Vancouver-area hospital.

The driver of the truck suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital by ground ambulance.

Const. Ian MacDonald said the man showed signs of alcohol impairment, and police are proceeding with an impaired-driving investigation.