Langley records first traffic fatality of 2015

A dark and rainy residential road was the scene of a tragic accident between a truck and pedestrian last night in Langley’s rural area.

A 54-year-old male succumbed to his injuries, according to Langley RCMP.

Police were called to the 5700 block of 240th Street at approximately 9:20 pm, after an F350 driven by a 24-year-old male struck the pedestrian, who, according to witnesses, was wearing all dark clothing and walking northbound in the middle of the road.

Despite the driver and passers-by’s efforts to perform CPR on the male until BC Ambulance Service arrived, the 54-year-old Langley male was pronounced deceased at the hospital, according to Corporal Holly Marks of RCMP Langley detachment.

The distraught driver, also from Langley, remained at the scene and was cooperative with investigators. Marks said alcohol and speed were not believed to be factors in the collision; the dark, rural street and light rain contributed to lack of visibility.

Marks confirmed that the deceased man’s next of kin have been notified and Victim Services are assisting the family as needed.

 

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