Chad Philip Hallworth, 41, was killed on Friday night after being struck by a car while walking on Lougheed Highway near 240th Street.
Ridge Meadows RCMP were called to the 23900 block of the Lougheed Highway just after 8:30 p.m. Friday.
“At this point in the investigation it appears the possible main contributing factor in the crash is pedestrian error,” said Ridge Meadows RCMP Sgt. Dale Somerville. “Police ask for any witnesses to call if they witnessed this incident.”
B.C. Ambulance Service and the Maple Ridge fire department attended the scene, and emergency personnel tried to save Hallworth, but he was pronounced dead at Ridge Meadows Hospital.
After Hallworth was hit by the car, a truck collided with a car that was braking for the first accident, injuring people in the car.
The crash occurred in a “very dark area” of Lougheed Highway, and while it wasn’t raining at the time, the roads were wet and slippery, Somerville added.
“Police want to remind citizens with the change in seasons we have less daylight hours,” Somerville said. “As well there is the changing weather patterns that can result in reduced visibility for all drivers. Pedestrians need to ensure they can be seen. Wearing bright coloured, or reflective clothing when walking in or near roadways is always good. Drivers also need to slow down and drive according to the road and weather conditions that are prevalent at the time. “
The westbound lanes of the highway were closed between 204th Street and 105th Avenue while police investigated the incident.
The people in the second crash had non-life threatening injuries.
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