Surrey RCMP say a pedestrian was rushed to hospital after being hit at 72nd Avenue and 192nd Street at about 6:40 a.m. Monday (March 9). (Photos: Shane MacKichan)

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Abbotsford cop arrests driver in Surrey after hit-and-run seriously hurts pedestrian

It happened at 6:40 a.m. Monday at 72nd Avenue and 192nd Street. A driver was arrested eight blocks away

An Abbotsford police officer in an unmarked car arrested a driver after a hit-and-run in Surrey sent a woman pedestrian was taken to hospital with “serious, life-altering injuries” on Monday morning.

The crash happened at 72nd Avenue and 192nd Street. The driver of a Ford F-150 pickup truck was arrested eight blocks away, police said.

It happened at about 6:40 a.m. Constable Richard Wright said the driver was arrested by an Abbotsford police officer, who was in an unmarked car at the intersection at the time of the crash.

Wright said the victim was crossing the street in a crosswalk when she was hit.

“After striking the pedestrian the vehicle drove away. A member was in an unmarked police car stopped at the red light at that intersection when the collision occurred,” Wright said. “So, that member was able to pull over the vehicle eight blocks away. The man was arrested.”

Wright said the Abbotsford Police officer works out of the E-Division headquarters in Green Timbers, with one of the integrated teams.

As for the victim, he said, “She was legitimately crossing.”



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