Man, 62, dead after Newton accident in first Surrey traffic fatality of 2015

NEWTON — A 62-year-old man is dead after being hit by a pickup truck in Newton Monday night, the first traffic fatality of 2015 in Surrey.

At roughly 7 p.m., Surrey RCMP received word of an accident involving a pedestrian in the 13700-block of 76th Avenue.

It’s believed the 62-year-old man was walking eastbound on the south side of 76th Avenue when he was hit by a GMC Sierra pickup truck that was leaving a grocery store parking lot.

The man was taken to hospital with what was thought to be a minor head injury, but his condition deteriorated and he later died in hospital.

While police couldn’t definitively say what caused his death, there may have been bleeding in the brain.

The driver, a 44-year-old man, stayed at the scene and is co-operating with police.

The Criminal Collision Investigation Team (CCIT) is investigating. Police say speed and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to call CCIT at 604-599-0502 quoting file number 2015-16191.

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