A three-vehicle crash at Prairie Central Road and Prest Road Saturday evening sent one woman to hospital with critical injuries.

Woman critically injured in three-vehicle crash

One woman was airlifted to hospital Saturday evening following a three-vehicle crash at Prest Road and Prairie Central Road in Chilliwack.

One woman was airlifted to hospital Saturday evening following a three-vehicle crash at Prest Road and Prairie Central Road in Chilliwack.

According to the driver of one vehicle, a black Mazda ran the stop sign, clipping a green van before hitting another vehicle.

Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to extract the woman.

She was taken by air ambulance to Royal Columbia Hospital in New Westminster with critical injuries.

The male driver of the truck suffered minor injuries and was taken the Chilliwack hospital.

The third driver was assessed and released by paramedics at the scene.

With the assistance of Fraser Valley Traffic Services, the cause of this collision is still being investigated,said Cst. Ashley St. Germaine.

“It is unknown at this time what the cause of the collision was,”  she said. Further information will be released regarding this collision when it is available.

The City of Chilliwack currently has plans for a roundabout at the intersection. However construction is not expected to begin for at least a couple of years.

Note: This is an updated version of the story. Earlier reports said the woman was struck by a vehicle that had run the stop sigh.

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