Cellphone distraction leads to woman walking into path of taxi

WATCH: A pedestrian was taken to the hospital Sunday night after being struck by a cab after stepping into traffic. The young woman was apparently distracted by her phone.

Cellphone distraction is being blamed for a collision in Surrey over the weekend involving a female pedestrian.

At about 9:20 p.m. Sunday, a 22-year-old woman was crossing Scott Road near 99th Avenue mid-block while viewing her cellphone, when she stepped into the path of a southbound taxi, which struck her.

Shane MacKichan
Shane MacKichan Shane MacKichan

The woman was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening head injuries.

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The driver of the cab remained on the scene, and is cooperating with police.

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Shane MacKichan Shane MacKichan

Speed and alcohol are not factors in this collision.

Surrey RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance and are asking anyone who may have witnessed this collision or have Dash Cam video of the incident to call the Surrey Royal Canadian Mounted Police at 604-599-0502, or to call Crime Stoppers in reference to Surrey File # 2019-017426.

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