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VIDEO: Suspect fleeing Abbotsford police officers hit by vehicle on Sunday evening

Stretch of South Fraser Way and Old Yale Road closed for investigation after police incident

One person sustained non-life-threatening injuries after being hit by a vehicle while runing away from police on Sunday evening (Jan. 29).

Sgt. Paul Walker of the Abbotsford Police Department said officers were dealing with two people in the Crossroads Plaza shopping complex on South Fraser Way and Old Yale Road near Church’s Texas Chicken at around 5:30 p.m. He said one of the individuals, who was being arrested for breach, ran away.

Walker said the person ran onto Old Yale Road and was struck by an unrelated vehicle. The suspect was released into the care of hospital staff and is not currently in police custody.

Walker said the driver of the truck involved was not hurt, but shaken. The Independent Investigations Office of BC and Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service were both called to investigate the scene, and the road was closed in both directions for some time on Sunday evening.

Ben Lypka

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