12-year-old cyclist struck by vehicle after alleged theft in Langley

Oct 4 2017, 10:55 pm

A 12-year-old boy is in serious, but stable condition, after he was struck by a vehicle in Langley on Tuesday evening.

Around 6 pm, Langley RCMP responded to reports of an injured cyclist in the intersection of 204th Street and 40th Avenue.

At this point, police said, investigation into the incident suggests two men allegedly stole tools from a construction site in the 21100 block of 32nd Avenue, and then fled in a Mazda Tribute.

A man in a Ford Pickup Truck then gave chase and the two vehicles reportedly raced through a residential area “at a high rate of speed,” disobeying traffic control signage.

According to witnesses, the vehicles were both traveling north on 204th Street when the Tribute drove through a stop sign at 40th Avenue and hit the young cyclist.

The Ford pickup rear-ended the Tribute and the occupants of the Tribute fled on foot.

An off-duty police officer who was jogging in the area, heard the collision take place and was able to arrest one of the males running from the scene.

Lower Mainland Police Dog Services attended to assist in locating the second suspect from the Tribute and after establishing a track, the second man was located in a residential yard in the 4000 block of 204B Street.

Now the two men, who are both Langley residents, ages 52 and 33, are in custody, with police recommending charges.

“Many witnesses in the area have been interviewed and police continue to document this complex investigation,” said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Largy.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to  call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

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