Three pedestrians struck by van in Abbotsford

Collision took place early Friday morning at Dahlstrom Place and George Ferguson Way.

A van involved in a hit-and-run crash that injured three pedestrians was abandoned just east of the collision and shows a smashed windshield and two punctured tires on the driver's side.

A van involved in a hit-and-run crash that injured three pedestrians was abandoned just east of the collision and shows a smashed windshield and two punctured tires on the driver's side.

Three pedestrians who were struck by a vehicle early Friday morning in Abbotsford are recovering from their injuries.

The incident took place just after 3 a.m. at Dahlstrom Place and George Ferguson Way, just west of Gladwin Road.

Const. Ian MacDonald said the driver was travelling east on George Ferguson Way when he or she crossed the centre line and ran into two women and one man – ranging in age from 36 to 57 – who were walking westbound and crossing at Dahlstrom Place.

One of the women was airlifted to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, while the other two were taken to hospital by ground ambulance.

The vehicle involved, a white 1997 Plymouth Voyager, was found abandoned just east of Gladwin Road on George Ferguson Way. The van had two punctured tires on its driver’s side, and the windshield was smashed.

MacDonald would not say whether the van was stolen or whether it is believed that the registered owner was driving it at the time of the collision. He said police are still working to locate the driver.

“Officers have begun canvassing for witnesses and gathering video and other evidence from both scenes,” he said.

Roads in the area of George Ferguson Way and Gladwin Road were barricaded until about noon while the investigation continued.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, text abbypd (222973) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

(Photo below by Vikki Hopes: An officer is at Dahlstrom Place and George Ferguson Way, where evidence markers line the road where three pedestrians were struck by a van early Friday morning.)