This area, looking south on Sumas Way by Old Clayburn Road, was the scene last Thursday of a hit-and-run collision involving a pedestrian. (Vikki Hopes photo)

This area, looking south on Sumas Way by Old Clayburn Road, was the scene last Thursday of a hit-and-run collision involving a pedestrian. (Vikki Hopes photo)

Police seek witnesses to pedestrian hit-and-run collision in Abbotsford

Incident occurred Thursday night on Sumas Way near Old Clayburn Road

The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) is appealing for witnesses in a hit-and-run collision last week that injured a 49-year-old male pedestrian.

The incident took place at about 11:15 p.m. Thursday on Sumas Way near the Old Clayburn Road off-ramp.

Const. Ian MacDonald said the pedestrian told police that he had been walking southbound on the shoulder of the road when a northbound truck struck him and knocked him to the ground.

The truck did not stop. Police, fire and ambulance crews attended the scene, and the victim was transported to a Lower Mainland trauma centre hospital for treatment of a fractured femur and head and neck injuries.

He is continuing to recover from his injuries.

MacDonald said APD investigators at the collision located debris that likely came from the truck.

The APD is appealing for anyone to come forward who might have witnessed the crash or who might have seen the pedestrian before or after the incident.

They are also asking anyone to come forward who was travelling in the area at the time and has dashcam video or who might have seen a vehicle with new right front-end damage.

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