A 17-year-old woman was taken to hospital on Saturday morning (July 27) after being struck by a vehicle.

A 17-year-old woman was taken to hospital on Saturday morning (July 27) after being struck by a vehicle.

Pedestrian hurt in early morning hit-and-run

17-year-old girl taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Abbotsford Police seeking suspect vehicle.

  • Jul. 27, 2013 5:00 a.m.



A woman has been taken to hospital after being hit by a truck early Saturday morning.

Abbotsford Police were called out to the intersection of George Ferguson Way and Gladwin Road at approximately 1 a.m. after receiving reports of a pedestrian struck.

“Upon our arrival our patrol division officers located a 17-year-old female suffering from non-life threatening injuries. The female was transferred by ground ambulance to a local area hospital,” explained Const. Paul Walker.

Prior to the collision, three teenaged friends were seated at a bus stop bench when a white pick-up truck with silver rims approached their position eastbound on George Ferguson Way. The pick-up truck slowed and one or both of the Caucasian occupants began throwing eggs at the group. The 17 year old walked toward the truck to determine why the driver and passenger were doing this. The girl was run over when the truck accelerated. The vehicle continued despite the impact and injury to the victim.

“The vehicle in fact did not stop at the collision and did depart the scene,” said Walker.

The girl was transported to hospital and received treatment for fractures to both legs. Several witnesses from neighbouring residences were interviewed and the APD have begun gathering forensic and video evidence.

APD investigators are appealing to anyone with information about this incident to call the APD at 604-859-5225, text the APD at 222973 (abbypd) or to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.