A woman has been struck and killed by a vehicle in the Guildford area of Surrey and, according to RCMP, inclement weather may have been a factor.
At around 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, Surrey RCMP responded to a car accident in the 10400 block of 152nd Street where they found a woman crossing the street struck by a southbound vehicle.
Police say the driver of the vehicle remained on scene but the victim has since succumbed to her injuries.
RCMP are currently investigating the cause of the crash, but authorities say it may have been weather related.
Traffic moving southbound on 152nd Street is now closed between 102nd and 104th Avenue until further notice and access to Guildford Town Centre is currently limited.
Surrey RCMP are reminding both drivers and pedestrians of how weather can impact road safety.
“With increased precipitation in the forecast, drivers and pedestrians are advised to use extra caution on our roadways,” RCMP Cpl. Scott Schumann said. “Over the past few years, over 40 per cent of the fatal collisions in Surrey have involved pedestrians.”
Anyone with more information on the accident, who has not already talked to police, is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP’s Criminal Collision Investigations Team (CCIT) at 604-599-0502.