Five people have been taken to hospital after a car lost control going down a steep grade on Oxford Street Wednesday afternoon in White Rock around 3:15 p.m. PT.

White Rock accident stretcher

A woman is moved by stretcher into an ambulance after an out-of-control car careened downhill then crashed on Oxford St. in White Rock. (Gary Hanney/CBC)

B.C. ambulance says one of the accident victims is in critical condition.

Paramedics say a vehicle containing a mother, her child and a teenage nanny hit at least one car at the bottom of the hill.

The out-of-control car crashed into a metal guard rail and ended up on its roof by the seawall.

Witness Dave Reiffer says he first realized something was wrong when he heard a strange noise.

White Rock Crash

The aftermath of a car crash in White Rock involving an out-of-control vehicle that according to witnesses became airborne and flipped coming down a steep hill on Oxford St. in White Rock. (CBC)

" I looked over to see a car flying through the air, bounce off the Beemer and hit the guard rail. It just kind of went airborne and flipped over," he said.

An air ambulance was used to take two of the accident victims to Royal Columbian Hospital including the person in critical condition, according to B.C. Ambulance. Five ground ambulances were also called. 

Three patients were transported to Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock.

White Rock accident wide

An out-of-control car coming down a steep grade on Oxford Street in White Rock created havoc and a large accident scene after it crashed at the bottom of the hill. One person is in critical condition and four others are in hospital. (Gary Hanney/CBC)

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With files from Gary Hanney, Dana Kelly, Bhinder Sajan