Abbotsford Police seek witnesses after pedestrian struck

A 39-year-old man sustained non-life-threatening injuries after an incident on Peardonville Road.

Abbotsford Police seek witnesses after pedestrian struck

The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) is asking for the public’s help in trying to solve the mystery of a pedestrian who was found lying on the road late Monday afternoon.

Const. Ian MacDonald said early indications are that the 39-year-old man, who sustained lower-body injuries, was struck by a vehicle.

A passing driver spotted the man lying on the east shoulder of Peardonville Road in the 1800 block at about 5:30p.m.

Police officers and paramedics were dispatched to the scene, and the man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

MacDonald said the pedestrian is still receiving treatment and is being interviewed by police. The man did not get a good look at what struck him before he was knocked to the ground, he added.

Police are asking for information from anyone who might have seen the man walking before the impact or who might have seen a vehicle stopped or slowed in the area during that time.

The pedestrian is a South Asian man who was wearing a white shirt and beige pants at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the APD at 604-859-5225 or text 222973 (abbypd).

Abbotsford has had a series of pedestrian collisions this year including two fatalities – Shaminder Brar, 34, whose body was found on Riverside Road on Feb. 18, and an 86-year-old woman who was struck in a crosswalk at McKenzie and King roads on Feb. 28 and died two days later.