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Two people hurt in east Vancouver crash

A man suffered serious injuries in a car crash Wednesday night in east Vancouver.

Police, fire and medical crews were dispatched at 6:48 p.m. to the intersection of Southeast 168th Avenue and Southeast 34th Street. A four-door car headed east on 34th Street turned left at the intersection, hitting a westbound four-door car, Vancouver Police Sgt. Pat Johns said.

One driver’s legs were pinned after the car sustained heavy front-end damage. Firefighters used heavy extrication tools to remove the man, who was taken to a hospital in serious condition, Vancouver firefighter-spokesman Kevin Stromberg said.

In the other car, a passenger suffered minor injuries, while the driver was uninjured, Stromberg said.

Police are investigating the crash. Alcohol and drugs don’t appear to be factors, Johns said.

Authorities declined to immediately identify those involved.

The fire department sent 10 firefighters, two engines, a truck and a battalion chief to the scene. Lanes near the intersection were closed roughly one hour after the crash.



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