Drunk driver hits child – BC News – Castanet.net

Drunk driver hits child - BC News - Castanet.net
Drunk driver hits child – BC News
A 12-year-old is suffering from life-threatening injuries after being struck by a suspected drunk driver in Langley Friday afternoon, one of two victims police believe the woman struck with her car.

According to a CTV News report, Langley RCMP said the incident happened around 3:30 p.m. in the 4900 block of 232 Street. 

“It’s alleged that the passenger in the vehicle, the male, was actually pushing the vehicle to move it away from the police officers,” says Cst. Holly Largy with Langley RCMP. “Subsequently, we found out that the vehicle had been involved in another collision earlier in the afternoon near Langley Senior Secondary where an 18-year-old boy had been struck by we believe the same car by the mirror on the vehicle.”

A young boy had been struck by a dark blue Nissan Rogue, which left the scene what was located by police soon after. 

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The driver was a 29-year-old Langley woman who was taken into custody, and police believe she was drunk. A passenger in the vehicle was also arrested after he allegedly tried to hide the vehicle following the incident. 

LANGLEY (NEWS 1130) — An 18-year-old and a 12-year-old were both taken to hospital Friday afternoon after being struck by what appears to be the same car driven by an impaired driver in Langley.

The 12-year-old boy is now in hospital. Earlier in the same day, an 18-year-old was leaving Langley Senior Secondary School and was struck by a car, which police believe was the same one. 

Mounties say the 12-year-old is in critical condition. The driver of the car is believed to have been impaired by alcohol, but has refused a breathalyzer.

The Lower Mainland's Integrated Collision Analyst Reconstruction Service attended the scene to assist Langley RCMP with their investigation.

Anyone who witnessed either collision and has not yet spoken to police is asked to call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200. Investigators said they are especially interested in talking to people who witnessed the driving pattern of the vehicle before the collisions.

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Anyone who witnessed either collision and has not spoken to police is asked to call Langley RCMP at (604) 532-3200.

A 12-year old boy was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after being struck by a car in Langley Friday afternoon.

A large stretch of 232nd Street south of 56th Avenue is expected to remain closed until midnight on Friday.

It happened around 3:30 p.m. in the 4900-block of 232nd St. Langley RCMP say the 29-year old female driver fled the scene and was arrested minutes later. Her passenger was also arrested after allegedly attempting to hide the dark blue Nissan Rogue involved in the incidents.

“She has refused to provide samples of her breath, so information will be provided to the crown prosecutor and they’ll make a determination as to which charges will be laid,” said Langley RCMP Corporal Holly Largy.

Speaking to Global News Friday night, she said she hadn’t received recent updates on the boy’s condition — but that it was very serious.

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“The first one took place just outside Langley Secondary School where an 18-year old boy was struck with the mirror of a vehicle passing by,” said Largy.

232nd St is expected to remain closed for the remainder of the evening as collision analysts investigate the scene, Largy said.

Anyone who witnessed either collision or may have information about driving pattern of the Rogue prior to the collision is asked to call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.