Man dies following accident in loading dock at Abbotsford grocery store

Incident occurs Tuesday evening at the Safeway store on South Fraser Way

  • Sep. 13, 2016 7:00 p.m.

A 38-year-old man was pronounced dead on the scene this evening (Tuesday) following an accident in the loading dock area behind the Safeway store on South Fraser Way.

Ambulance, police and fire crews were called to the scene just after 7 p.m. after receiving reports that a pedestrian had been struck by a semi-truck.

Members of the Abbotsford Police Department’s major crime unit and traffic analysts were called out to join the investigation.

Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald said the truck driver was “extremely shaken” but has fully cooperated with police.

Any witnesses to the incident are asked to contact the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225 or text abbypd (222973).