October 8, 2013 1:10 pm
Updated: October 8, 2013 1:15 pm

Two men believed to have been in fiery van crash turn up at Coquitlam hospital


Vancouver Police say two men, believed to have been in a van that crashed and caught on fire Monday, have turned up at Coquitlam hospital.

Police say two men, aged 19 and 25, showed up at Eagle Ridge Hospital with serious burns to their upper body, arms, hands, head and face. They both remain in hospital in serious condition.

Police say the two men are both residents of Coquitlam.

UPDATE: Police originally reported the van may have contained a mobile meth lab, but have since determined the blaze was caused by gasoline.

Officers say the van crashed into a vehicle and a concrete wall at Oak Street and 53rd at around 4 p.m. Monday.

Two men who were in the van fled the scene, and two people who were in the other vehicle that was struck have been taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The street was closed for several hours between 52nd and 57th Avenues.

After the crash, the van caught on fire.

Residents in the immediate area were evacuated as a precaution.

WATCH: Van bursts into flames

The cause of the collision is still under investigation.

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