July 8, 2014 3:55 pm

2 pedestrians hit in Surrey crosswalk

Two pedestrians hit in Surrey on July 8.

Shane MacKichan

Surrey RCMP were called to the 12200-block of 96 Avenue in Surrey after two pedestrians have been hit at about 10 a.m. This is the second serious pedestrian accident in only 24 hours in Surrey.

The two young girls were taken to hospital in serious condition.

A grey Ford F-150, travelling westbound in the curb lane of 96 Avenue, stopped to allow the two girls to cross 122 Street in a crosswalk. As they were crossing the street a black Dodge Ram pickup truck, travelling westbound on 96 Avenue in the outside lane failed to stop and hit the girls.

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The driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with police. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor but police are investigating whether speed was a contributing factor.

Traffic will be closed in the area for some time as the Surrey RCMP’s Criminal Collision Investigation Team (CCIT) is still investigating.

“While the warmer weather always brings more residents and visitors to our roadways, drivers and pedestrians need to take the necessary precautions and understand that road safety is a shared responsibility,” says Surrey RCMP Sgt. Dale Carr.

Anyone with further information who has not already spoken to police is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

© Shaw Media, 2014

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