Teen pedestrian dead in B.C. after collision with off-duty police officer

Energeticcity is the voice of the Peace.  But we need your help. Give $10 a month today and be the reason we can cover the next story!

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — A fatal motor-vehicle crash between an off-duty police officer and teenage pedestrian in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley is under investigation by the province’s police watchdog.

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. says the 14-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle near an intersection at a local mall in Abbotsford, B.C., on Friday evening.

It says he was airlifted to hospital but died of his injuries shortly before midnight.

The off-duty member of the Abbotsford Police Department remained at the scene, and the office says it was informed of the accident.

The office says its investigators spent the night identifying and interviewing witnesses, canvassing for video surveillance and seizing physical evidence.

The police department says in a news release issued before the boy’s death that its thoughts and prayers are with the families of those involved.

Thanks for Reading!

Energeticcity.ca is the voice of the Peace, bringing issues that matter to the forefront with independent journalism. Our job is to share the unique values of the Peace region with the rest of B.C. and make sure those in power hear us. From your kids’ lemonade stand to natural resource projects, we cover it–but we need your support.


Give $10 a month to Energeticcity.ca today and be the reason we can cover the next story.

Don't miss a news

story with our daily email!

This site uses cookies to provide you with a great user experience. By continuing to use this website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.