Surrey RCMP is investigating a series of pedestrian collisions within the span of 12 hours on Monday evening and Tuesday morning.
Shortly after 10 p.m. last night, a 66-year-old female pedestrian was hit by a grey Mercedes SUV driving northbound on King George Boulevard at the intersection of 34th Avenue. The 17-year-old driver was attempting to pass a vehicle on the right shoulder before colliding with an illegally parked and unoccupied vehicle.
The impact sent the parked car into a utility pole, hitting the pedestrian and her dog. The female was air lifted to hospital in critical condition and her dog died at the scene.
Meanwhile, the driver of the vehicle was detained for investigation of dangerous driving causing bodily harm. There were five other teenagers in the SUV, which is owned by the parents of the driver. Police are investigating whether drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash.
Then earlier today at 10 a.m., two teenagers were hit by a car in Surrey while walking across a pedestrian crosswalk at 122nd Street and 96th Avenue.
One of the vehicles at the intersection did not yield to the pedestrians. A black Dodge Ram struck them at the crosswalk, sending both to hospital in critical condition. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor, but police are investigating whether speed was a contributed to the incident.
Anyone with further information on either incident who has not already spoken to police is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
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