Spot where an 11-year-old was struck by a car as it passed a school bus on Thursday.

Hit-and-run driver turns himself in to police

Car struck 11-year-old boy walking in front of a school bus.

Police now have a 19-year-old Surrey man in custody after an 11-year-old was hit by a car.

The man turned himself in to Surrey RCMP Friday morning, saying he was wracked with remorse.

At about 3:30 p.m. Thursday, a school bus had stopped at 82 Avenue near the intersection of 154B Street. It had activated its flashing red lights and displayed its stop sign.

The bus driver then allowed the students to leave the bus.

The 11-year-old boy walked the front of the bus to cross the street when an older-model dark-coloured Honda passed the bus and hit the boy.

He was thrown through the air, and the Honda continued westbound and did not stop.

The boy was transported to hospital by air ambulance and is expected to make a full recovery.

As of Friday morning, police had not determined why the driver didn’t stop, or whether he was aware that he hit someone.

“We’re very happy about this,” said RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet. “The first good news we received on this case is that the 11-year-old was expected to make a full recovery.

To make it a better ending, he said, is the driver did the right thing by turning himself in.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this collision to call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

@diakiw

 

 

Just Posted

Surrey moves to ban sleeping overnight in RVs, motorhomes on city streets

Proposal comes amid complaints about homeless people living in recreational vehicles

$50,000 reward for ‘extremely violent’ South Surrey murder suspect renewed

Offer for information on Brandon Teixeira to remain in effect through April, 2020

Surrey restaurant owner who pointed handgun at staff loses court appeal

Jawahar Singh Padda tried to get his 30-month sentenced reduced

White Rock senior ‘just sick’ about lost rings

Wedding, engagement bands discovered missing on Oct. 7

Surrey cold-case murder is Crime Stoppers’ ‘Crime of the week’

Police have yet to arrest a suspect in the April 24, 2011 murder of Devon Allaire-Bell, 19, in Newton

VIDEO: First all-female spacewalk team makes history

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir did work on International Space Station’s power grid

Zantac, the over-the-counter heartburn drug, pulled in Canada, U.S.

Health Canada also investigates possible carcinogen in some ranitidine drugs

B.C. public safety minister says cannabis edibles not in stores til January

Mike Farnworth says he wants regional issues considered when it comes to licensing

Greta Thunberg calls for climate action in Alberta, but doesn’t talk oilsands

Swedish teen was met with some oil and gas industry supporters who came in a truck convoy

Scheer denies spreading ‘misinformation’ in predicting unannounced Liberal taxes

Conservative leader had claimed that a potential NDP-Liberal coalition could lead to a hike in GST

Council asks to limit cruise ship visits to Victoria harbour

Mayor says motion is not meant to curtail current visits or limit local cruise industry expansion

Chilliwack man pleads guilty in crash that killed pregnant woman

Frank Tessman charged under Motor Vehicle Act for accident that killed Kelowna school teacher

Kawhi Leonard, former Toronto Raptor, welcomed back to Vancouver at pre-season game

Fans go wild at pre-season game between L.A. Clippers and Dallas Mavericks at Rogers Arena

Greens and NDP go head to head on West Coast; Scheer takes fight to Bernier

Trudeau turns focus to key ridings outside Toronto after two days in Quebec

Most Read