SURREY - A 29-year-old Surrey man was killed Tuesday night while crossing King George Boulevard in Whalley with his buddy.
Police say the two inebriated men had crossed the southbound lanes of the boulevard, in the 10700-block, and were on a raised median, in some shrubbery. They stepped into the northbound lanes, right in front of a 1990 Honda Accord.
The victim's 26-year-old friend told police he heard squealing tires, a bang, and saw him flying through the air. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
It happened at about 9:30 p.m.
Surrey Mounties have not laid charges against the driver, a 62-year-old Surrey man. There's no indication he'd been speeding or was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, police say.
Twenty-five per cent of Surrey's traffic fatalities last year involved pedestrians.
The northern Whalley strip of King George is of particular concern.
"This area of the city has seen its share of pedestrian-involved motor vehicle collisions despite ongoing efforts to educate and enforce traffic safety in this area," Surrey RCMP Sgt. Drew Grainger said. "We have seen four pedestrian fatalities occur in this northern stretch of King George Boulevard in just the past three years."