A pedestrian hailing a taxi on Lougheed Highway on Halloween night was struck by a five-ton box truck.
According to Ridge Meadows RCMP Traffic Services, the incident took place at around 2:30 am this morning.
Officers responded to a report of a man who was hit near the intersection of Lougheed Highway and Harris Road.
Witnesses reported that pedestrian was trying to hail a taxi and stepped into the eastbound lanes of Lougheed Highway when he was struck by the five-ton box trick.
RCMP confirmed that the 22-year-old Port Coquitlam man was taken to hospital and remains in critical condition.
“This is a tragic outcome and we are supporting the family during this difficult time,” states Sgt. Brenda Gresiuk.
“We have had a mild October but this week the weather has changed and the rain is here. These darker days make it more difficult to see and be seen. Please be safe.”