Head-on collision on Vancouver highway sends seven people to hospital

Police say a Ford Focus and Mercedes SUV collided over the centre line of the four-lane highway

Police say two people are in hospital with life-threatening injuries after an early early morning head-on collision in Vancouver’s east end left seven people injured.

The incident occurred before 6 a.m. Friday on Grandview Highway near Penticton Street. The incident leftf a portion of the highway closed for much of Friday as police investigated.

Police say a Ford Focus and Mercedes SUV collided over the centre line of the four-lane highway.

Police say the 20-year-old male driver of the car and a 19-year-old female passenger – both from Burnaby – were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police say a third occupant of the vehicle suffered serious but non life-threatening injuries.

The four passengers of the Mercedes, whose ages range from 48 to 70, suffered relatively minor injuries but were also taken to hospital.

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