Two hurt in early-morning Vancouver crash

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Vancouver firefighters used the “jaws of life” to extricate two people following a single car crash early Saturday.

Firefighters were called to the scene at 2:42 a.m., where a passenger car was off the road at East Mill Plain Boulevard and Helena Avenue.

Inside, a female driver and a male passenger were both pinned inside, Vancouver Fire spokesman Joe Spatz said.

Both suffered traumatic injuries to their lower extremities, and the male passenger was thrown from the front seat into the rear, he said. They were transported to a local hospital, and the female driver, in her 30s, had potentially life-threatening injuries, Spatz said.

No further information about the condition of the driver and her passenger was available Saturday. It was also unknown if speed or impairment played a role in the crash.