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UPDATE: Pedestrian killed in Surrey crash

Crash happened in the 13700 block of 96 Avenue late Friday
A pickup truck hit a pedestrian in the 13700 block of 96 Avenue Friday evening (Sept 15). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

WARNING: This story discusses suicide and may be triggering to some readers.

A man is dead after he was hit by a truck in front of Surrey Memorial Hospital in Whalley Friday (Sept 15), police say.

The truck was travelling east on 96 Ave towards 137 Street late Friday night when the crash happened, according to a Black Press freelancer at the scene.

BCEHS paramedics performed CPR on the man before transporting him to Surrey Memorial Hospital in “grave condition,” the freelancer said.

The pedestrian died from his injuries. The collision has been determined to be an apparent suicide, Surrey RCMP Staff Sgt Brad Essex said in an email to the Now-Leader.

Surrey RCMPs Criminal Collision Investigation Team (CCIT) and the Integrated Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Service (ICARS) are investigating the collision. The BC Coroners Service was also on the scene.

If you feel like you are in crisis or are considering suicide, please call the Crisis Centre BC suicide hotline at 1-800-784-2433.

Other resources include: Canada Suicide Prevention Service at Toll free: 1-833-456-4566. You can also text 45645 or visit the online chat service at

Some warning signs include suicidal thoughts, anger, recklessness, mood changes, anxiety, lack of purpose, helplessness and substance use.

Anna Burns

About the Author: Anna Burns

I cover health care, non-profits and social issues-related topics for the Surrey Now-Leader.
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