A woman is critically injured and two teenage girls are in a stable condition after two collisions in Surrey Monday night and Tuesday morning.
The woman was struck shortly after 10 p.m. PT on Monday at King George Boulevard near 34th Avenue, when a grey Mercedes tried to pass a car by driving onto the right shoulder.
The Mercedes hit an illegally parked and unoccupied vehicle. That impact sent the parked car into a pole, while the Mercedes hit the woman as she was crossing the street.
The woman, who was out walking her dog, was thrown into the bushes and is now in hospital with critical injuries. Her dog was run over and killed.
A 17-year-old girl was behind the wheel of the Mercedes, which belonged to her parents. The girl has an "N" licence and was travelling with five teenage passengers, contrary to regulations.
Police are waiting to see if the woman survives before they finalize charges against the teenage driver.
2 teen girls in stable condition
Later, on Tuesday morning at around 10 a.m. PT, two teenage girls were struck by a black Dodge Ram pickup truck at 122nd Street and 96th Avenue on a crosswalk in a school zone.
The pair were crossing 122nd Street after a grey Ford F-150 travelling westbound in the curb lane had stopped to let them past, but the Dodge Ram travelling westbound in the outside lane failed to stop.
The two girls are in stable condition in hospital. The driver of the Dodge Ram remained at the scene and is cooperating with police.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor, although police are investigating whether speed contributed to the collision.
“This is the second serious pedestrian motor vehicle collision in twenty-four hours in Surrey,” says Surrey RCMP Sgt. Dale Carr.
“While the warmer weather always brings more residents and visitors to our roadways, drivers and pedestrians need to take the necessary precautions and understand that road safety is a shared responsibility.”
Anyone with any information about either crash is urged to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or online at solvecrime.ca.