SURREY – The semi-truck driver who hit and killed a man in the Bridgeview area of Surrey has now been identified but his name has not been released by the police.
RCMP said Friday the driver and vehicle involved in a fatal pedestrian hit and run collision Thursday morning have been identified and they would like to thank the members of the public for their assistance in providing numerous tips to investigators.
While officers have identified the driver as a 31 year old male from Surrey, investigators have still not located this individual. The hit and run driver was captured by a surveillance camera in Surrey Thursday morning, and are appealing to him to come forward.
“No matter what your reason was for not stopping, it is always better to come forward and speak with us now as opposed to us tracking you down later,” says Surrey RCMP Sgt Dale Carr.
Officers have determined that the trailer unit (TransX) and the semi-truck cab are from two different companies. The driver being sought by police is employed by the company who owns the semi-truck cab.
The victim has also been identified as a 55 year old male of no fixed address. The victim’s family has been notified, however, police respect their need for privacy and will not be releasing his name.
The hit-and-run took place around 3:30 a.m. in the 11400-block of Bridgeview Drive. Surveillance footage from a nearby pub shows a semi-truck striking a man who was pushing a shopping cart on a well-lit shoulder of the road.
Anyone with information on the hit-and-run or the location of the driver is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.