Langley City fire rescue pry open a damaged vehicle involved in a Friday crash at Fraser Highway and the Langley Bypass.

Langley City fire rescue pry open a damaged vehicle involved in a Friday crash at Fraser Highway and the Langley Bypass.

Crash in Langley City sends five to hospital

Jaws of life used to extricate occupants of one vehicle

Five people were taken to hospital following a four-car crash in Langley City at the intersection of Fraser Highway and the Langley Bypass late Friday afternoon.

Two people were trapped in the wreckage of a car and had to be extricated using the Jaws of Life. Those two teenagers were taken to Royal Columbian Hospital with what was originally thought to be serious injuries but turned out to be minor.

The crash happened when the 18-year-old Langley male driver of a Ford Contour turned left off the Bypass onto Fraser Highway on a yellow light while a driver of a black VW Jetta went straight through the yellow light. Both vehicles crashed into each other.

Some witnesses indicated the Jetta was speeding but that hasn’t been confirmed.

The Jetta, driven by a 21-year-old Langley man, spun from the impact of the crash, slamming into two other vehicles. He was also taken to hospital with injuries.

Both drivers were issued tickets for driving through on a yellow light. The 18-year-old driver of the white Ford who had to be extricated was also issued a ticket for driving contrary to restrictions of an “N” license, and having too many passengers. He had three passengers in his car.

Traffic was tied up for several hours.

It appears everyone involved will recover from their injuries, said police.