Three people were taken to hospital, one Langley teen with serious injuries, after this Jetta crossed the centre line in the 24600 block of 56 Avenue on Monday.

Three sent to hospital in head-on collision on 56 Avenue on Monday

It took one hour to extricate an 18-year-old Langley girl from the passenger seat of the crushed Jetta she was in.

Police believe speed may have been a factor in a collision that sent three people to hospital, one with broken bones, on  Monday.

Around 4:30 p.m., emergency crews were called to the 24600 block of 56 Avenue after a Volkswagen Jetta collided head on with a GMC Sierra pickup truck.

The westbound Jetta was driven by an 18-year-old Abbotsford man.  He was accompanied by his 18-year-old girlfriend from Langley.  As the Jetta entered into the S curves on 56 Avenue, the driver lost control and his vehicle entered the oncoming lane where it collided with the Sierra, driven by a 53-year-old Abbotsford woman.

Both drivers were taken by ground ambulance to hospital for treatment of their minor injuries.

The passenger in the Jetta was trapped in the vehicle for nearly an hour and had to be extricated by the Jaws of Life by the Township of Langley Fire Department.  She was taken by Air Ambulance for treatment of broken bones, said police.

The collision was witnessed by a police officer following the Sierra and another civilian witness eastbound on 56 Avenue.  Langley Traffic Services has taken over the investigation.

The Integrated Collision Analysts Reconstruction Service is providing assistance. Both vehicles will be subject to a mechanical inspection.

A portion of 56 Avenue was closed off for a few hours for the rescue and subsequent investigation.

Anyone with information that would assist with this investigation and has not yet spoken to police is asked to call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

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