UPDATE: One man in critical condition following Promontory crash

Head on crash injures two people in Chilliwack Saturday.

The driver of this vehicle was airlifted to hospital Saturday evening following a two-vehicle crash on Promontory Road.

A 21-year-old Langley man remains in critical condition in Royal Columbian Hospital following a head-on crash on a rain-soaked Promontory Road last Wednesday.

Chilliwack firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to free the driver and lone occupant of the vehicle.

The driver of the second car was also injured.

The accident occurred at around 6:20 p.m. on the steep climb up to Promontory just south of Uplands Road. Police say a sudden downpour was a contributing factor in the crash.

“The weather at the time of the accident is considered to be the primary cause at this point,” said Cst. Tracy Wolbeck.  “It was a torrential downpour and the visibility was poor; at this time there are no charges being pursued.”

Witnesses said the Langley man was pinned in his vehicle, which appeared to be without an airbag.

Once firefighters had freed him from the car, he was airlifted to hospital.

The accident stopped traffic in both directions on the busy road for several hours.

“Police want to remind motorists to slow down and drive according to the current weather conditions,” Cst. Wolbeck said.


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