Abbotsford police footage shows drunk driver ploughing through pedestrians (VIDEO)

May 16 2017, 5:56 pm

A chilling video has been released by the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) in advance of Canada Road Safety Week this week (May 16 to 22).

The video shows a crash that took place in the early morning hours of September 26, 2015.

In the video, taken from a gas station’s security camera, the driver of a pickup truck stops for pedestrians at a red light. All of a sudden, a car barrels through the intersection, hitting the group of pedestrians, as well as the truck, without stopping.

The driver of the car was convicted of impaired driving and leaving the scene.

Everyone involved in the crash was under 20 years old. Fortunately, though, only one person required hospitalization for their injuries.

“The APD has spoken with – and received permission from – the victims of the crash,” said APD Const. Ian MacDonald in a release.

“Their hope is that this video will motivate others to make better and safer choices. We sincerely thank the victims and their families for their support of our efforts.”

The result of this crash could have been much worse, MacDonald noted. “Collectively, we all need to do much better when it comes to Road Safety.”

Canada Road Safety Week is an annual collaborative effort  by Canadian Law
Enforcement agencies to target high-risk driving behaviours.