Young Surrey girl in critical condition after series of bad crashes

An eight year old Surrey girl was taken to hospital in critical condition during a weekend of bad crashes in Surrey.

An eight year old Surrey girl was taken to hospital in critical condition during a weekend of bad crashes in Surrey

SURREY — A young girl was badly injured during a week rife with traffic collisions in Surrey.

The eight-year-old Surrey girl was riding in the back seat of a car, with her mom driving and grandmother in the front passenger seat just before she was hit. Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann said the car stopped in a middle lane, in a playground zone in the 13000-block of 104th Avenue when the girl got out, circled behind the car, and emerged from the other side, apparently heading to the park when a car struck her.

“She’s in critical condition,” Schumann said of the girl. This happened at 4:50 p.m. Sunday.

Schumann said the other driver stopped right away and remained at the scene. He added there were no signs of impairment or speed. The crash is under investigation.

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

Earlier Sunday, at about 6 a.m., six people were taken to hospital following a strange crash involving two vehicles and two houses. A black SUV and white sedan crashed at the intersection of 152nd Street and 92A Avenue, sending one of the vehicles smashing into a nearby house.

Schumann said the other vehicle spun out, and after the driver and passengers climbed out, the vehicle, which was left in reverse, backed up across 152nd Street and crashed into another house.

Injuries were relatively minor, he said.

Meantime, Robert Corfield, 27, of Surrey has been charged with dangerous driving, driving while prohibited and possession of stolen property over $5,000 related to a traffic crash at 140th Street and 72nd Avenue at about 9:50 p.m. Friday.

Schumann said witnesses called police after spotting a Ford Explorer, that had been stolen in Surrey, being driven “erratically.” The Surrey gang enforcement team was on patrol in the area, called the RCMP Air 1 helicopter to keep watch on the vehicle and had a spike belt set up near 132nd Street and 68th Avenue.

Schuman said the Explorer went over the belt and was being driven on its rims when it crashed into two other vehicles, sending their occupants to hospital with minor injuries.

Also Friday, just before 4 p.m., a 74-year-old Surrey man was sent to hospital after his scooter crashed into a semi-truck that was turning right onto 82nd Avenue from 128th Street. Schumann said it was the scooter that struck the truck. The scooter’s driver sustained “significant” injuries, he said.

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

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