15-year-old in critical condition after crashing BMW SUV into tree in Surrey: police

WATCH: A teenaged boy too young to drive was behind the wheel of a BMW that crashed in Surrey and burst into flames. As Jill Bennett reports, the two boys in the vehicle owe their lives to the quick action of witnesses.

A 15-year-old boy is facing “life-threatening injuries” after crashing an SUV into a tree in Surrey overnight, according to police.

It happened around 4:15 a.m. on Thursday near 137A Street and 33 Avenue, where the teen failed to negotiate a corner and crashed into a tree.

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Surrey RCMP says witnesses pulled the teen and his 16-year-old male passenger from the vehicle, which caught fire.

Both boys were taken to hospital, police said.

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Neighbour Michael Chen’s security camera caught what he believes is the vehicle that crashed driving past his driveway five times.

“I measured the distance and the time, frame by frame, and it’s faster and faster,” he said.

“The last one might be around 90 . Ninety, at this corner, it’s impossible to turn.”

Two people were in the vehicle when it failed to negotiate a corner in Surrey, police said.

Two people were in the vehicle when it failed to negotiate a corner in Surrey, police said.

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Investigators say speed may have been a factor in the crash, and are looking to speak with any witnesses and collect any dash cam video shot in the area at the time.

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The Surrey RCMP Criminal Collision Investigation Team is leading the case, with assistance from the Integrated Collision Analyst and Reconstruction Services.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey RCMP, or Crime Stoppers if they wish to remain anonymous.

More to come…

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