A 20-year-old Surrey woman has died from her injuries after being struck by a semi truck near one of the city’s most dangerous intersections on Wednesday, January 22nd. She was crossing King George Boulevard on the north side of 104th Avenue at around 8:30PM when the truck hit her in the left turn lane.
So far, no charges have been brought against the truck driver, who remained at the scene of the pedestrian accident to assist. However, police are seeking details from witnesses, and are planning to review video footage that might shed light on what caused the accident. Meanwhile, police have asked pedestrians to be careful when crossing the notorious intersection – especially when large tractor-trailers are on the road.
According to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, over 50 people have been struck on King George Boulevard in the last five years between 9th Ave and 108th Ave. Seven of these collisions happened in the exact same intersection where the Surrey woman was fatally injured. The northern stretch of the boulevard has been the focus on several traffic enforcement blitzes in the past few years because of how many pedestrian and bicycle accidents routinely occur in the location.
If you have been seriously injured in a traffic accident anywhere in British Columbia, please contactStephens & Holman today or call toll free 604-730-4120 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Surrey personal injury lawyers. We have 14 office locations throughout British Columbia.