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Alcohol, speed suspected in roundabout crash

Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in a crash at the new 232 Street roundabout that sent a 35-year-old Surrey woman to hospital in serious condition on Thursday.

Langley RCMP were granted a warrant to seize blood from the driver at the time of the crash.

It was around 11 p.m. when her Infiniti sedan struck a concrete median and became airborne before coming to rest in a field at the northwest side of the new roundabout at 232 Street and 56 Avenue.

Langley RCMP said that the driver was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries. Her condition is still serious but upgraded to stable, said Langley RCMP on Monday.

Langley Traffic Services Collision Analyst and ICARS (Integrated Collision Analysis Reconstruction Services) collected evidence at the scene, including measurements and photographs.

The crash closed the intersection until approximately 4:20 a.m. on Friday.

The Infiniti was seized and will undergo a mechanical inspection.

Police have learned from witnesses at the scene that an unidentified motorist may have witnessed the collision but left before police arrival. Police want that witness to contact them at 604 532-3200.

The roundabout is still under construction but has been operational for a few weeks, confirms Township engineer Paul Cordeiro.

There have been a few accidents at the new roundabout since it opened.

But there is plenty of signage warning people about the new traffic pattern change, said Cordeiro.

“There is an approach message board, a traffic sign showing how to use a roundabout and the yield sign at the roundabout plus construction signs,” he said.

Curbs and a truck apron are being poured this week and there is still a lot of work to be done around the roundabout, he said.

The Township is hoping to have the roundabout complete by the beginning of August.

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