Car careens off South Langley road

A high-speed crash Saturday night saw a car smash into a telephone pole and a tree before coming to a halt, say Langley RCMP.

At about 9:30 p.m., a Dodge Dakota heading west on 16th Avenue near 256th Street veered off the road to the north, said Cpl. Holly Marks, spokesperson for the Langley Mounties.

The car first hit a power pole at a high rate of speed, then slammed into the support bags on a driveway culvert. It then crossed the driveway and smashed into a large spruce tree, uprooting the tree. The car was partially wrapped around the tree, said Marks.

The crash caused a power failure in parts of Langley Saturday night.

A 24-year-old Langley man was extracted from the vehicle and taken by Air Ambulance to hospital, in critical condition.

Both speed and alcohol may have been factors in the crash, said Marks.

The Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS) is helping with the investigation. While a number of witnesses remained at the scene of the crash, police are still hoping to speak to anyone who observed the driving patterns of the Dodge Dakota before the crash, and anyone who saw the collision but has not spoken to an officer yet. Anyone who saw something can call the Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

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