South Asian man is Surrey’s third pedestrian fatality of the year


SURREY RCMP announced on Tuesday that a 52-year-old South Asian male of Surrey has succumbed to his injuries following a fatal pedestrian motor vehicle collision Monday afternoon.

Police said this was the sixth road fatality and the third pedestrian fatality of the year.

On June 2, at about 2 p.m., police responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle in the 8200 block of 128th Street. Officers learned that a male pedestrian was crossing the roadway east to west, not in a crosswalk, when he was hit by a black Acura travelling southbound on 128th Street in the right-hand lane. The driver, a 17-year-old Surrey male, stopped immediately and is cooperating with police. Drugs or alcohol are not believed to be a factor in the crash. The victim was taken to local hospital by emergency health services in critical condition and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Incidentally, this part of 128th Street has no pedestrian crossing over a long stretch with busy offices on one side and busy malls on the other side and people can be seen jaywalking all the time.

Traffic was closed in the area for some time and multiple witnesses have been interviewed. The Surrey RCMP’s Criminal Collision Investigation Team (CCIT) with the assistance of the Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Team (ICARS) is investigating.

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.