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Woman killed in accident with semi in Surrey

Crews tend to a 20-year-old woman who was struck by a semi. She died moments later. - Shane MacKichan/Photo
Crews tend to a 20-year-old woman who was struck by a semi. She died moments later.
— image credit: Shane MacKichan/Photo

A woman is dead after being hit by a semi in North Surrey.

On Tuesday, at about 8:30 p.m., the 20-year-old was crossing eastbound at the corner of 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard.

At the same time, a semi-tractor trailer was heading south on King Georg Boulevard and navigating a left eastbound on 104 Avenue when it struck the woman.

The truck driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with police.

Witnesses told police the truck driver had an advanced green light for a left turn at the time.

The woman was taken to hospital where she died.

The next morning, and only blocks away, an 81-year-old man, who was reportedly deaf, was struck by a car.

The driver who hit him, said the man was jaywalking with his head down. The driver proceeded, expecting the man to stop.

He didn't.

The driver swerved to miss the senior, but clipped him with his rearview mirror.

The victim was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Surrey has had an inordinate amount of accidents causing pedestrian fatalities.

In 2013, there were 17 accidents causing a total of 22 fatalities (some involved more than one person). Of those, eight involved pedestrians being struck by vehicles.

The figures mean nearly half the traffic fatalities in Surrey involve pedestrians, a percentage that eclipses the regional average of 30 per cent.

Police are aware of the high number of pedestrian incidents and are combatting it with enforcement and education campaigns.

Surrey RCMP’s Criminal Collision Investigations Team is currently investigating the latest fatality. Anyone with more information who has not already spoken to police is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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