May 16, 2017 12:10 pm
Updated: May 17, 2017 1:01 pm

Abbotsford police release video showing driver hitting 6 pedestrians

Tue, May 16: WARNING: Disturbing Video. Abbotsford Police are using some graphic video to send a message about high-risk driving. Grace Ke reports.

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The Abbotsford Police Department is releasing a public service announcement for this year’s nationwide Road Safety Week, which targets different forms of high-risk driving.

The PSA comes in the form of surveillance video from a crash in September 2015.

All people involved in the crash were all 20 years old or under.

The video shows the pickup truck stopping at the red light so the pedestrians can cross. The group was at a marked crosswalk and the “walk” signal was on.

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The driver who struck the pedestrians was intoxicated, speeding, and didn’t stop for the red light. He was convicted of impaired driving and fleeing the scene.

Miraculously, only one person was hospitalized and has recovered from his injuries. The victims’ families hope the video will motivate others to make better and safer choices.

The APD have often used video footage to help illustrate the need for improved road safety.

The woman in the video below was looking for her purse.

Canada Road Safety Week is a collaborative effort by law enforcers to target high-risk driving behaviours. High-risk driving includes: speeding, failing to yield, ignoring traffic control devices, following too closely and improper passing. ​

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