A 12-year-old boy is in hospital with “life-threatening injuries,” after being hit by a suspected drunk driver in Langley on Friday afternoon.
According to Langley RCMP, the incident took place around 3:30 pm, when officers were called to the 4900 block of 232nd Street for a report of a young boy who had been struck by a car.
The vehicle, a dark blue Nissan Rogue, had left the scene but was located a short time later.
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The vehicle’s driver, a 29 year old Langley woman, was believed to be impaired by alcohol and was taken into custody, police said. Her passenger was also arrested after he allegedly attempted to hide the vehicle after the collision.
ICARS (the Integrated Collision Analyst Reconstruction Service) attended the collision scene to support the Langley Criminal Collision Investigators.
Police said the boy remains in hospital in critical condition.
Two crashes in one day
Investigators also believe the collision was the second of the afternoon for the driver.
“Police believe she also struck an 18 year old leaving school near Langley Senior Secondary School,” said Langley RCMP in a release. The 18 year old sustained injuries that “required medical care,” but were not life-threatening.
Now, anyone who witnessed either collision and has not spoken to police is asked to call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200. In addition police are asking anyone who may have any information about “the driving pattern of the Rogue prior to the collisions,” to contact them, as well.