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Woman hit by truck on highway in Abbotsford

A 48-year-old woman was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a semi-trailer unit on Highway 1 in Abbotsford on Tuesday afternoon.

Initial reports indicate that the woman was walking on the south side of the highway just after 3 p.m. when she intentionally stepped in front of oncoming traffic heading eastbound and was hit by the semi just east of the McCallum Road overpass.

The woman suffered numerous broken bones but is expected to live, according to RCMP.

The eastbound lanes were closed to traffic between Clearbrook and McCallum roads, while an air ambulance landed on the freeway.

The eastbound lanes were closed until about 7:30 p.m. while investigators remained on the scene.

Abbotsford Police, BC Ambulance, and Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service all attended the incident, as did the RCMP Fraser Valley Traffic Services, the Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service, and Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Const. Gord Standcumbe of the RCMP Fraser Valley Traffic Services at 604-702-4039.

 

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