RICHMOND RCMP say that alcohol and speed are considered factors in a serious early morning collision in Richmond on Monday.
RCMP responded to the area of No. 6 Road and Blundell Road after receiving reports of a single vehicle collision into a hydro pole. Significant efforts by emergency personnel were required to extricate two occupants from an overturned Honda sedan located in a ditch off road near the intersection. Power outages were reported throughout the area as power lines were visibly detached.
The driver, a 21-year-old female from Surrey, and the passenger, a 22-year-old female, also from Surrey, were rushed to hospital. The driver sustained critical injuries. The passenger sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
The Richmond RCMP Road Safety Unit (RSU) is investigating along with assistance from the Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS).
Anyone with information on this collision is asked to contact the Richmond RCMP Road Safety Unit at 604-278-1212.