Man hit running across highway is recovering
A man who darted into the path of an oncoming pickup truck on Saturday is now at home recovering from his injuries.
On April 21 Langley RCMP were called to attend a report of a struck pedestrian in the 1800-block of 264 Street at around 4:30 p.m.
The pedestrian required transportation to the hospital via air ambulance for treatment of what appeared to be life threatening injuries.
Police say their investigation suggests that a southbound Ford pickup struck the 31-year-old Langley man as he ran across the road. The explanation for the sudden run across the road remains unknown. Police do believe the pedestrian may have been under the influence of alcohol.
This section of 264 Street is a provincial highway and the posted speed limit is 80 km/h.
The pickup truck was towed from the scene and will be subject to a mechanical inspection.
Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service officers were called to attend and assist with the investigation. The sole purpose of the ICARS investigators at a crash scene is to collect the evidence to find answers which help clear the roadways sooner, while first responding officers gather information from other motorists and witnesses.
The pedestrian was released from hospital Tuesday and returned home to convalesce.