Week starts with carnage on Surrey roads

Police are reminding the public to drive with care and attention as school returns

Two people are dead and another is clinging to life after three separate accidents on Surrey roads Tuesday.

At 3:30 p.m. a 17-year-old youth was killed when he was hit by a transport truck on a Surrey highway.

Emergency personnel responded to a call of a pedestrian struck in the 13600-block of Highway 10.

Surrey RCMP confirmed the male pedestrian was hit by a semi truck that was traveling east on Highway 10. It’s thought the victim may have intentionally walked into traffic, as police say witnesses report he was seen making unusual movements and was crouching in front of the oncoming truck.

Air Ambulance was called to the scene but left with no patient shortly after landing. The highway was  closed to traffic eastbound between 136 Avenue and King George Boulevard while traffic analysts examined the scene.

The victim’s name has not been released.

In a separate incident Tuesday, a 25-year-old woman was struck while cycling near 148 Street and 96 Avenue at about 7 p.m. and suffered life-threatening injuries.

The woman was heading southbound on 148 Street, and a Honda was heading westbound on 96 Avenue. Surrey RCMP are trying to determine if the Honda ran a red light before striking the cyclist. Some witness accounts indicate the light was green for the cyclist, police say. The woman suffered serious head injuries.

Then at 8:30 p.m., a Honda CRX was seen driving erratically heading southbound on 132 Street, when it’s believed to have run a red light at 88 Avenue.

It was struck by a Nissan Pathfinder, which was heading eastbound on 88 Avenue, when it T-boned the CRX, killing the 32-year-old passenger.

The driver of the CRX then fled on foot and was later apprehended by police. He is being held on outstanding warrants. Police are trying to determine if drugs and/or alcohol were factors in that accident.

Police say Tuesday was an extremely unfortunate day on Surrey roads Tuesday and are reminding people to use care and attention when driving.

“It was a very tragic unfolding of events,” RCMP Cpl. Drew Grainger said. “We’re looking at young people who have lost their lives and the 25-year-old cyclist is clinging to life.”

With the first day of school, Grainger said there’s an increase in traffic and pedestrians, and with the summer weather, many are out on foot or on their bikes.

“We’d like to be reminding our drivers out there to be mindful as they’re approaching intersections, where there is increased pedestrian and cyclist traffic.”

kdiakiw@surreyleader.com

 

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