Two hospitalized in violent east Vancouver car crash
A man and woman were taken to hospital just past midnight Saturday after a violent motor vehicle accident that damaged several parked cars.
The accident was reporter at around 1:15 a.m. Sunday morning near the intersection of Knight Street and 14th Avenue.
Details have not been confirmed, but it appears that a car heading northbound may have hit the curb at very high speed, causing it to become airborne. It then appears to have hit at least two parked cars -- sending one of them tumbling on to it's side -- before settling near a carport garage.
"Our collision investigation unit was on scene this morning, they will be determining whether speed or alcohol were factors in this incident," police Const. Lindsay Houghton said.
Emergency teams extracted a male drive and female passenger from the vehicle, and transported them to hospital on gurneys.
"It appears the Vancouver Fire Department had to use the jaws of life to get the female passenger out," police Const. Lindsay Houghton said Sunday morning.
Early prognosis is that the driver sustained a broken foot, the passenger a broken leg.