Photos from an incident this afternoon in Surrey where a woman was hit by a bus in what Surrey RCMP called a ‘serious pedestrian collision.’

UPDATE: Elderly woman in serious condition after being hit by bus in Surrey

The pedestrian crash happened shortly after 1 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon near Surrey Central SkyTrain

SURREY — Police say a 73-year-old woman remains in hospital in serious condition Thursday after being hit by a bus in Surrey.

Surrey RCMP say the woman, a pedestrian, was struck by a BC Transit bus around 1:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6.

“Right now, we’re going to be considering if sunlight affected visibility,” said Surrey RCMP Corporal Scotty Schumann. “There were patches of fog, certainly that can make the sun more intense, but that’s just one of the possible factors.”

The incident blocked off 102nd Avenue eastbound from City Parkway for more than an hour Wednesday afternoon.


This isn’t the first serious pedestrian accident in Surrey this year, or even during the last couple of weeks.

On Nov. 25, a 73-year-old woman was killed after being struck outside of Fire Hall 4 at 146th Street and 108 Avenue. The accident occurred just after sundown near a signalized pedestrian crosswalk. Surrey RCMP confirmed that the woman was jaywalking east of the crosswalk at 146th Street and 108 Avenue.

Surrey RCMP say to the end of October, there were 113 pedestrian-related crashes, with five fatalities and eight involving serious injuries.

SEE ALSO: More than 100 pedestrians hit in Surrey so far this year

OUR VIEW: Simple changes can curtail pedestrian crashes in Surrey

“Shorter days and poor weather is a factor that leads to 43 per cent of all crashes with pedestrians occurring between October and January,” Surrey RCMP Corporal Scotty Schumann told the Now-Leader in November.

“With this in mind pedestrians need to use extra caution when crossing the road and make eye contact with drivers to ensure they see you. Drivers need to pay attention to the road and pedestrians, reduce distractions while driving and slow down.

“Together everyone plays a role in reducing the likelihood of a crash.”

More to come.



trevor.beggs@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook and follow Trevor on Twitter

Just Posted

Cloverdale Rodeo finishes with thousands in prizes, Will Senger memorial

Overall, more than 21,000 people came to the rodeo over the four days

Arrest made in last week’s double shooting in East Van

Carleton Stevens, 37, is charged with attempted murder and remains in custody

2018 Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair Round-up

Looking back on the community events, rodeo and country fair that took place over May long weekend

Delta police ask for help to find missing senior

Howard Venus was last seen at 10:45 a.m. on May 20 at Delta Hospital

RCMP warns public after woman allegedly groped in Newton

Officers appealing for any information that may lead to a suspect identification

VIDEO: After the floods, comes the cleanup as Grand Forks rebuilds

Business owners in downtown wonder how long it will take for things to go back to normal

5 to start your day

Cloverdale Rodeo a rousing success, man arrested in East Van shooting and more

You can now tap your credit card to take public transit

TransLink unveils new feature ahead of busy tourist season

Canada’s G7 goal on development: luring private capital to poor nations

G7 finance and international development ministers convene in British Columbia next week

Congressional leaders to review information on Russia probe

Trump said he will “demand” that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign

Tall ships return to Blaine in June

The vessels Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain offer ‘a glimpse into our historic past’

Canadians stranded in Cuba after plane crash returning home

Montreal-based travel agency says hundreds of Canadians who were stuck in Cuba since a plane crash last week are returning home

As summit looms, North Korean media return to angry tone

North Korean media are stepping up their rhetorical attacks on South Korea and joint military exercises with the United States

Most Read