SURREY — Surrey has recorded a second serious traffic crash this week where a victim has been struck down at a bus stop.
A Chevrolet Corvette mounted a sidewalk, hit a fire hydrant and then a bus stop shelter in the 9600-block of King George Boulevard, striking a man. The victim was rushed to hospital, in serious condition. This happened early Thursday evening.
On Wednesday morning, Evan Archibald, 22, of Surrey was killed while sitting on a bench at a bus shelter after a Jeep driven by a 17-year-old Surrey girl mounted the curb and hit him at Fraser Highway near 156th Street. That crash is still being investigated.
In Thursday’s crash, police say the driver ran away but a passenger who remained in the Corvette was taken to hospital to be treated for injuries not believed to be serious.
“A witness at the scene saw the driver flee and followed him a short distance where the driver was seen to get into a taxi,” said Surrey RCMP Staff Sgt. Blair McColl. Police stopped the taxi at 88th Avenue and King George Boulevard.
“A male who is the suspected driver was taken into police custody,” McColl said. “Alcohol is believed to be a factor.”