Significant crash in Delta sends 9 to hospital

A two-vehicle collision on Scott Road Sunday night sent nine people to hospital.

Delta police were called to the 7400-block at approximately 9:15 p.m. after one vehicle travelling southbound collided with another vehicle turning westbound into a strip mall.

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One of the vehicles involved in the collision was pushed over the sidewalk and struck a pedestrian.

Each vehicle had four occupants in the car, for a total of nine people involved in the collision, including the pedestrian. Two of the occupants in one vehicle were young children.

“Everyone involved in the collision was taken to hospital. There were an array of injuries, ranging from minor to serious,” said Cris Leykauf, spokesperson for Delta police. “Fortunately the two children involved in the collision only had minor injuries and have already been released from hospital.

“We’d like to thank the members of the public who assisted those involved in the crash, and who stayed on the scene to give statements to police,” added Leykauf. “One of the vehicles was also on fire for a short period of time, and it was definitely a traumatic incident to witness.”

She said anyone who witnessed the event, and may need assistance, can contact Delta Police Victim Services at 604-940-5019.

“We’d also like to acknowledge the efforts of our partner agencies, including BC Ambulance, Delta Fire Department, Delta Works and the Surrey RCMP, and their assistance with responding to this significant collision,” said Leykauf.

Scott Road was closed until approximately 6 a.m. Monday when one lane re-opened southbound and all lanes re-opened northbound. Motorists can expect delays in the area as B.C. Hydro crews are anticipated to be on scene for hours to make repairs.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation.

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