Surrey teen dies in hit-and-run crash

Surrey teen dies in hit-and-run crash

SURREY — A 16-year-old Surrey motorcyclist was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Whalley just before 11 p.m. Tuesday.

It happened at 96th Avenue and 123A Street. Witnesses told police the boy’s motorcycle crashed with a silver Honda Accord when the car turned left in front of him. The car kept going for roughly a block before the driver abandoned it and ran away.

The teen died in hospital.

A police dog couldn’t find the driver. "Obviously, the vehicle and documents left behind provides our officers with physical evidence that will be crucial as we commence our investigation," Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet said. "Once again, by leaving the scene of an accident, a driver has elevated a Motor Vehicle Act investigation to a criminal matter and will have to suffer the consequences of that decision."

Meanwhile, a 47-year-old Surrey man who was struck down by a grey Honda Civic while attempting to cross King George Boulevard at 91st Avenue is expected to survive.

"It was another case of jaywalking," Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet said.

The victim was rushed to Royal Columbian Hospital shortly after 11 p.m. Monday. Paquet said the man is showing "slow improvements."

The 26-year-old driver of the car remained at the scene and police are still investigating the crash.

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