Woman hit by car while crossing Highway 1 in Coquitlam

Dec 19 2017, 3:11 pm

A woman was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross 10 lanes of traffic on Highway 1 in Coquitlam.

The incident occurred before 10 p.m. near the King Edward Overpass, according to Global News. The woman was rushed to hospital with critical head injuries.

CTV News reports another woman may also have tried to cross the freeway, but it is not known if she sustained any injuries as police were not able to locate the second woman.

Both individuals are believed to have shoplifted from a nearby Real Canadian Superstore store and were running away from security.