UPDATE: Life-threatening injuries in New Westminster-Burnaby crash

A 23-year-old Burnaby woman sustained life-threatening injuries in a serious crash on the Burnaby-New Westminster border early Tuesday morning.

Emergency crews rushed to the area of 10th Avenue and Second Street for a two-vehicle MVA at around 4:30 a.m., according to Burnaby assistant fire Chief Greg Young.

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Firefighters found one car embedded in the driver’s side of the other.

“The driver’s door was heavily damaged,” Young said.

The driver and only occupant of that vehicle was a 23-year-old Burnaby woman who was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to Burnaby RCMP.

The two occupants of the other vehicle, a 38-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman, were taken to hospital and have since been released, police said.

Police shut down 10th Avenue in both directions between McBride Boulevard and Sixth Street after the crash.

Burnaby RCMP’s criminal collision investigation team is still on scene collecting evidence and working to determine the cause of the crash.

Tenth Avenue will likely remain closed until about 2 p.m., according to police.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or might have dash cam video of the area when the collision took place is asked to contact the Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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