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Child, mother, and father hit by car in Surrey

DH Vancouver Staff Nov 04, 2016 3:01 am 4,094

A family consisting of a three-year-old boy, mother, and father are recovering after they were struck by a vehicle while crossing 160 Street in Surrey last night.

According to RCMP, the incident occurred at approximately 8:30 pm when the trio of family members were crossing the road at the 2700 block of 160th Street near Southridge School just after an event held at the school.

The were hit by a vehicle mid-block and were sent to hospital for their minor injuries.

The driver, a 46-year-old resident from South Surrey, remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators. After an initial investigation, police do not believe drugs, alcohol, and excessive speed were factors.

At the time of the incident, the pedestrians were wearing dark clothing, which is strongly discouraged when there are low light and poor weather conditions.

The incident comes just ahead of the end to Daylight Saving Time, with ICBC issuing a warning today to drivers.

“As the weather changes and daylight hours decrease, pedestrians become increasingly vulnerable,” reads a release. “ICBC reminds pedestrians to always make eye contact with drivers and never assume that a driver has seen you.”

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