Three female Surrey students from Princess Margaret Secondary were hit by a motorcycle in the 6900-block of 128 Street on Wednesday

Surrey student dies after pedestrians hit by motorcycle

Three teens from Princess Margaret Secondary were hit Wednesday morning; motorcyclist also in hospital.

Counsellors were on hand at Princess Margaret Secondary Wednesday after a student was killed and two other girls were seriously injured when a motorcycle struck them during lunch hour.

Police and paramedics were called just before 11:30 a.m. to 128 Street and 68 Avenue. The area is between Princess Margaret Secondary and Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

The female pedestrians were all students at the high school. The motorcyclist is not believed to be a student.

Police said the motorcycle was driving southbound on 128 Street when it hit the girls, who were crossing the street. The teens and the motorcyclist were unconscious when police arrived on scene.

One of the teens and the motorcycle driver were flown to hospital by air ambulance. The student subsequently passed away. The driver was in critical condition as of Wednesday afternoon.

The two other teens were taken to area hospital by ground ambulance. Their ages have not been released, but one was listed in critical condition, while the other suffered less serious injuries.

Dismissal at Princess Margaret Secondary was delayed Wednesday afternoon as teachers and staff notified students about the crash and subsequent death.

School district spokesman Doug Strachan said school and district counsellors were at the school to help students and staff deal with the incident, as were RCMP school liaison officers.

“It’s certainly a tragedy and our hearts go out to the family,” Strachan said.

As of Wednesday afternoon, police said the cause of the crash remained under investigation. It is uncertain whether speed was a factor or whether the pedestrians were at a crosswalk.

“We’re trying to establish everybody’s actions prior to the collision – pedestrians as well as the motorcycle driver – to establish a cause,” said Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet.

Investigators remained on scene Wednesday afternoon and will be examining video surveillance from the area and speaking to witnesses.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS to remain anonymous.

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