Two collisions in Surrey and Richmond result in vehicles flipping

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      Two collisions that took place in Metro Vancouver last week ended with vehicles being flipped.

      In one case, a driver attempting to flee police wound up hospitalized in Surrey.

      The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (IIOBC), a civilian oversight agency of B.C. police, has launched an investigation into a police-involved collision in Surrey.

      On January 9, the IIOBC stated in a news release that Surrey RCMP reported that an officer attempted a traffic stop around 9:30 p.m. on January 7 on 106th Street near 104th Street in Surrey.

      However, the male driver did not stop and instead accelerated. The vehicle then went off the road and rolled over several times.

      The driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

      Footage of car hit by van in Richmond on January 10
      Richmond News

      In a separate case, Richmond News reported that a car flipped on to its side after being hit by a van on Railway Avenue near Colbeck Road in Richmond on January 10.

      A female driver was rescued from the flipped car and emergency services were called.

      Meanwhile, a 17-year-old driver from North Vancouver died and his 19-year-old female passenger was injured when his BMW crashed in West Vancouver on January 11.