ABBOTSFORD Emergency Services responded at 12:43 p.m. on Sunday to a report of a pedestrian who was struck by a trailer at the intersection of Simon Avenue and Gladwin Road.
Emergency services located an injured elderly man who had been travelling in the back of a dodge ram pick-up truck which had left from the Canada Day parade procession. The man had fallen from the pick-up truck and was struck by a trailer it was pulling. He was transported to hospital by BC Ambulance Service with serious injuries. The passenger later succumbed to his injuries.
The driver of the pick-up truck remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators.
The trailer had the banner of “Indo-Canadian Seniors Society,” according to a CTV report.
The deceased was identified as Sohan Singh Sidhu, 65, by his family to CTV. He had been here on a visit from India since mid-April.
Abbotsford Police Department Patrol Officers, General Investigation Officers and Collision Reconstructionists are investigating.
Names of the victim will not be released at this time, police said.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, text them at 222973 (abbypd), or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.