RCMP investigating tragic pedestrian crashes in Surrey, Delta

Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in Surrey and a crash in Delta that left a pedestrian with serious head injuries

Police investigating two serious pedestrian collisions

SURREY/DELTA — Pedestrian crashes in Surrey and Delta have left one one man dead and another seriously injured.

A 45-year-old man was killed while crossing 128th Street in Whalley on Saturday night.

Surrey RCMP Sgt. Paul Hayes said the victim was wearing a grey hoody and dark pants and was not crossing at a marked crossing when a car struck him in the 9600-block.

So far this year Surrey has recorded eight fatal pedestrian crashes and eight other collisions in which pedestrians were seriously injured.

Hayes said the driver remained at the scene and speed or alcohol were not factors in the crash, but ti was stormy and happened at about 9 p.m.

“Rain, wind and dark clothing don’t mix,” he said. “Don’t assume you have the right of way because you stepped off the curb.”

The crash is still under investigation and police are asking witnesses to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

Meantime, Deas Island RCMP traffic services is looking for witnesses to a pedestrian collision on Highyway 91 on Thursday that sent a 23-year-old Delta man to hospital with severe head injuries.

“The collision occurred during the severe storm that was hammering parts of the province,” said Cpl. Ronda McEwen. “The roads were very slippery and due to the heavy rain and darkness, visibility was poor.”

The pedestrian was hit on the on-ramp to Highway 91 northbound at Cliveden Avenue in Delta, at about 6 p.m. The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with police, McEwen said. “Impaired driving is not a factor.”

Police ask witnesses to contact the Deas Island RCMP traffic services at 778-290-2400. The file number is 2015-4262.

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

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