A young woman is suffering from serious injuries after she was pinned under a truck that was speeding away from a nearby collision in which it was also involved, Abbotsford police said Monday in a statement.
Const. Paul Walker said police were called to the collision near the Highstreet Shopping Centre on Cardinal Avenue at 4:30 p.m. PT, Feb 1.
Emergency responders found the 19-year-old woman pinned under the truck, said Walker, and the 30-year-old driver of the truck remained at the scene. The victim was taken to hospital by air ambulance.
Police said while they were at the scene, they were told of another accident also involving a truck, only minutes earlier, a few blocks away, on Automall Drive.
"Witnesses describe seeing a large truck collide with a vehicle before departing the area at a high rate of speed," said Walker in a written statement.
Police say they have confirmed it was the same truck the woman was pinned beneath.
Anyone with information about this collision is asked to call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225.