Police say a 57-year-old woman has life-threatening injuries after a truck hit her near 72nd Avenue and 138th Street in Surrey Thursday night. (Photos: Shane Mackichan)

Crash

Woman has life-threatening injuries after being hit by truck in Surrey

Surrey RCMP don’t believe alcohol or speed were factors in collision, near 72nd Avenue and 138th Street

SURREY — Police say a 57-year-old woman suffered life-threatening injuries after a truck hit her while walking in Surrey Thursday night.

It happened near 72nd Avenue and 138th Street around 6:45 p.m.

A Black Press Media freelancer at the scene said the woman was struck by an eastbound Dodge pickup truck while in a marked crosswalk, but that it was “unclear if the pedestrian was crossing against a red light or not.”

Surrey RCMP declined to comment on whether they believe the woman was in a crosswalk when she was struck.

The victim was rushed to hospital in critical condition, Surrey RCMP say, but police would not comment on the type of injuries she sustained.

“Alcohol and speed are not believed to be contributing factors in this collision,” Surrey RCMP Corporal Elenore Sturko. “The incident is still under investigation.”

The driver stayed at the scene and is co-operating with police.

The crash led to traffic closures in the area, with 72nd Avenue closed eastbound from King George Boulevard to 140th Street while police investigated.

See also: VIDEO: Surrey Mounties launch pedestrian safety campaign Feb. 5, 2018

Earlier this year, Surrey RCMP Sergeant Gary Clarke had these safety tips for pedestrians and motorists:



amy.reid@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Amy on Twitter

Just Posted

Surrey RCMP request assistance from public after man stabbed

20-year-old man suffered serious but not-life-threatening injuries.

Man surrenders peacefully to police after 7-hour standoff at Ladner home

Man had entered the home against his court-ordered conditions

‘Just like Iron Man’: Calgary surgeon undergoes experimental spinal surgery

Dr. Richi Gill was in a freak accident on a boogie board during a family vacation in Hawaii

Canadian airlines waiting for guidance from Ottawa over X gender option

Major U.S. airlines said they will change their process so passengers can identify themselves along non-binary lines

Plane flips over at Pitt Meadows airport

Runway closed for an undermined length of time.

Moose Hide campaign takes message to Canadian schools

Campaign launches new K-12 education platform

‘Violent’ B.C. man wanted on Canada-wide warrant

Prince George man with ties to Vernon sought by police

Trudeau’s principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

Butts categorically denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the PMO improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould

UPDATE: Rescue crews for 2 hikers caught up in possible avalanche on Mount Seymour

North Vancouver RCMP say they don’t know what the nature of the call is yet

Deported B.C. man who came to Canada as a baby granted chance at return

Len Van Heest was deported to the Netherlands in 2017

A Mother’s Wish: Ryan Shtuka’s mother wants her son to be ‘forever known’

‍‍‍‍‍“Let me tell you a story …. it all began with a boy named Ryan”

Most Read