Crash shuts down Lougheed Hwy in Maple Ridge

Two people were airlifted to hospital after a crash at 287th St. and Lougheed Hwy. Thursday morning.

RCMP officers pick up pieces of a Nissan Versa after an collision at Lougheed Highway and 287th Street in Maple Ridge Thursday morning. According to police

RCMP officers pick up pieces of a Nissan Versa after an collision at Lougheed Highway and 287th Street in Maple Ridge Thursday morning. According to police

Two people were sent to hospital after the car they were in slammed into truck Thursday morning in east Maple Ridge.

According to police, around 7:40 a.m., the Nissan Verse failed to yield when making a left turn off the Lougheed highway on to 287th St. and collided with an oncoming semi-trailer, carrying a large bin for recycled wood.

The highway was closed, backing up rush -hour traffic, to allow for an air ambulance to land.

The driver and passenger of the Nissan, both in their 50s, were airlifted to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The man who was driving the truck walked away with no injuries.

Police are considering a Motor Vehicle Act charge against the driver of the car.