Abbotsford Police Department photo by Dale Klippenstein.

Surrey hit-and-run suspect nabbed by off-duty Abbotsford police officer

Officer in unmarked vehicle witnessed impact at red light

An off-duty Abbotsford police officer was waiting at a red light in Surrey when he witnessed a vehicle strike a pedestrian using the crosswalk and drive off. He followed the truck and pulled a man over several blocked away, leading to his arrest.

The officer was in an unmarked police vehicle at the intersection of 192nd Street and 72nd Avenue around 6:40 a.m., March 9, when he saw a white Ford F150 strike a woman crossing the street.

The collision left the woman with numerous broken bones and an injury to the skull, according to Surrey RCMP Const. Richard Wright. Wright said it was obvious to the Abbotsford officer that the driver of the truck knew he had just struck a pedestrian.

The man driving the truck was arrested, but was released pending further investigation. No charges have yet been filed. Surrey RCMP are asking for more witnesses to come forward and contact them.

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