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Bus stop car crash driver in Surrey, B.C. caught after fleeing on foot, say police

The driver of a white Corvette that crashed into a bus stop in Surrey, B.C. tried to flee on foot but has been arrested, say police.

Witness helped police find the driver by following him as he fled the scene

A man with critical injuries was taken to hospital after a car crashed into a bus shelter in Surrey, B.C. (Shane MacKichan)

The driver of a white Corvette that crashed into a bus stop in Surrey, B.C. tried to flee on foot but has been arrested, say police.

"For some unknown reason at this point he lost control right before the bus shelter," said Staff Sgt. Blair McColl. 

McColl said a witness followed the driver as he ran away from the scene of the accident — leaving an injured passenger in the car — and saw him get into a taxi.

Police then located and stopped the taxi, about a kilometre away. 

The bus shelter where the crash occurred was completely destroyed. (Shane MacKichan)

McColl said the witness was "instrumental" in helping them find the driver.

A man who was sitting in the bus shelter at the time of the crash was taken to hospital with critical injuries.

The car passenger was also transported to hospital, with minor injuries.

Police said they're still investigating the cause of the accident, but believe alcohol may have been a factor. 

The crash happened near the intersection of 96 Avenue and King George Boulevard shortly after 6 p.m. PT. Northbound traffic on King George Boulevard in the area has been closed to traffic and will be until at least 10 p.m. PT. 

The incident comes just a day after Surrey resident Evan Archibald was killed at a bus stop near Fraser Highway and 156 Street. 

"I think all you can do if you're the person standing in the bus shelter is just be aware of your surroundings," said McColl. "But you shouldn't have to be."

The vehicle that crashed into the bus stop in Surrey, B.C. was badly damaged. (Ahmar Khan/Twitter)

Map: 96 Avenue and King George Boulevard

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