A 19-year-old pedestrian died early this morning after being struck by a vehicle last night (Thursday) in Abbotsford.
Police were called at about 9:40 p.m. to the intersection of McCallum and Marshall roads, where they found a severely injured teen on the ground.
Const. Ian MacDonald said the pedestrian had been struck by a Honda Accord driven by a 20-year-old man. The driver had been travelling west on Marshall and was making a right turn onto McCallum when the collision occurred.
MacDonald said the driver was shaken but was fully cooperative with police at the scene.
He said several witnesses were rendering first aid to the pedestrian when police arrived. The teen was quickly transported by ambulance to hospital, but succumbed to his injuries at about 2:15 a.m.
MacDonald said a longboard was found at the scene but it has not yet been confirmed whether it belonged to the pedestrian and, if so, whether he was riding it at the time of the crash.
He said police are still investigating and confirming the circumstances of the collision, including whether the 19-year-old was in the crosswalk at the time.
MacDonald praised the citizens who attempted to assist the teen at the scene.
“I want to thank and commend them for their efforts,” he said.
The Abbotsford Police Department offers condolences to the family and friends of the deceased young man, MacDonald said.
The Honda Accord has been sent for a vehicle inspection, and police are continuing their investigation, including reviewing video obtained from businesses in the area.
Any witnesses who have not yet spoken with police are asked to contact the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225 or text abbypd (222973).