Man in critical condition after being struck by truck



A South Asian man was crossing 96 Avenue Thursday morning when he was hit by a pickup truck

Rescue crews tend to a man after he was hit by a pickup truck.

An elderly South Asian man is clinging to life after being hit by a pick up truck.

At just after 9 a.m. Thursday, the 84-year-old man was crossing 96 Avenue. He was not at a marked crossing.

A red Ford 150 pickup truck was pulling out of a driveway and turning onto 96 Avenue when it struck the senior.

The senior suffered head injuries and is in hospital in life-threatening condition, police say.

Police are describing it as a “slow-speed” accident, and they note that drugs or alcohol are not believed to be factors.

The driver remained at the scene.

However,  police say it is too early in the investigation to say with certainty whether the 65-year-old driver of the truck will be charged.

Scott Road and 96 Avenue was shut down for about four hours while traffic investigators combed through the scene.

@diakiw

Just Posted

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of Victoria Day

How much do you know about the monarch whose day we celebrate each May?

Structure fire destroys Surrey tire shop, closes section of Fraser Highway

RCMP have closed Fraser Highway down to traffic from 152 Street to 88 Avenue

Surrey RCMP search for missing 17-year-old girl

Mikayla Logan was last seen in Guildford on Tuesday, May 14

Surrey to begin ‘public engagement process’ on policing transition next week

First in a series of public events set for May 23 at Cloverdale rec centre

Construction launched for South Surrey high school

Education minister announces $6M for completion of land for new school in Sunnyside neighbourhood

UPDATE: B.C. pilot killed in Honduras plane crash

The crash happened in the Roatan Islands area, according to officials

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2OT thriller

Leonard has 36 points as Toronto cuts Milwaukee’s series lead to 2-1

‘Teams that win are tight’: B.C. Lions search for chemistry at training camp

The Lions added more than 50 new faces over the off-season, from coaching staff to key players

Rescue crews suspend search for Okanagan kayaker missing for three days

71-year-old Zygmunt Janiewicz was reported missing Friday

B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

Carbon dioxide at highest levels for over 2.5 million years, expert warns of 100 years of disruption

CO2 levels rising rapidly, now higher than at any point in humanity’s history

Multi-vehicle collision on highway in Chilliwack

Accident involves several vehicles, in the westbound lanes says Drive BC

Man dies after being hit by car in East Vancouver

The driver involved is cooperating with police

B.C. ferry stops to let black bear swim past near Nanaimo

Queen of Oak Bay brakes for wildlife in Nanaimo’s Departure Bay

Most Read