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Van driving wrong way injures six

Police are recommending drunk driving charges against the driver of a van that went the wrong direction down the Upper Levels Highway in West Vancouver Wednesday night.

Six people in three different vehicles were injured, one severely, after a white van slammed into two other vehicles at highway speeds.

“There was one Toyota Sienna that had a family of four in it – two daughters – one daughter is quite shaken up,” said one witness who was walking with his daughter in the area. “They’re all quite shaken up because they got sideswiped by a van going 90 kilometres per hour.”

The crash closed the westbound lanes of the upper levels for several hours overnight.

Officers will be trying to figure out why a driver was travelling in the wrong direction on a major highway.

The driver of the van suffered the most significant injuries and is in serious condition in hospital five others were taken to hospital with minor injuries. Police say alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

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