Crash sends one to hospital in Langley – Aldergrove Star

Crash sends one to hospital in Langley - Aldergrove Star
Langley hit-and-run: Where did driver go before striking boy walking home from school?
Langley RCMP says the vehicle that struck two pedestrians on Friday may have travelled through several other municipalities and been involved in other crashes.

According to police, a dark blue Nissan Pathfinder struck the first known victim, an 18-year-old boy, in the 5600 block of 210 A Street.

Langley RCMP believe a man and a woman involved in the collision that injured the boy were impaired at the time of the incident, and that they were also in the same same dark blue Nissan Pathfinder when an 18-year-old youth was struck and injured just 15 minutes earlier. 

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Then just 15 minutes later, police were called a second time for a report of another hit and run. This time, in the 4900-block of 232 Street, where it's alleged the same Nissan Pathfinder struck a 12 year-old boy walking home from school.

The vehicle allegedly fled westbound on 56 Avenue, and around 3:25 p.m. struck the 12-year-old who was walking home from school, police said.

The vehicle allegedly fled the scene again, southbound along 232nd Street, and was intercepted by police near 32nd Avenue.

The Pathfinder, which showed significant front-end damage, again fled the scene, heading southbound on 232nd Street. A short distance away, police found the pair in the 3300-block as the male passenger was pushing the vehicle.

According to police, the vehicle had significant front-end damage, and was being pushed by a 19-year-old man believed to be the passenger.

The 12 year-old boy injured in a hit and run in Langley remains in critical condition as investigators piece together an "extremely complex investigation" into the incidents Friday night.

Police say both the driver, a 29-year-old Langely woman, and the man may have been at the wheel at different points, and both are believed to have been impaired by alcohol.

Investigators believe the pair had been drinking alcohol and may have been driving through several municipalities in the Lower Mainland throughout the night.

The woman initially refused a breathalyzer, but was sampled later in the evening and exceeded the legal limit, police said.

The man’s breath was also tested, but police said it was “a long time after the last collision.”

The woman was served with an administrative driving prohibition, and has been released from custody. Neither party has been charged or named.

The driver, a 29-year-old Langley woman, provided a sample later that evening which showed her blood-alcohol content exceeded the legal limit.

“Investigators believe the Nissan Pathfinder travelled quite significantly around the Lower Mainland in advance of the Langley collisions,” said Cpl. Holly Largy in a media release.

“It is possible they drove through Aldergrove, Walnut Grove, Downtown Vancouver, North Vancouver and finally Surrey before returning to Langley and may have been involved in other collisions.”

Anyone with information about the incident or who is aware of other, related collisions is asked to contact Langely RCMP.

Investigators are also asking people to review any dashcam video they have to see if they crossed paths with the Pathfinder, to help police establish a timeline.

A hit-and-run driver left a wake of injuries and damage in their path last week, and Langley Mounties think its possible there were more collisions that day.

The RCMP is investigating a string of incidents that began shortly after 3 p.m. Friday, when an 18-year-old boy was hit by a dark blue Nissan Pathfinder.

The driver of the Pathfinder left the scene on 210A Street, heading west on 56 Avenue, police believe.

About 15 minutes later, officers were called to the 4900 block of 232 Street for reports of a second hit-and-run.

In this case, a 12-year-old boy was hit by what is believed to be the same Pathfinder. Reports suggest the boy, who remained in hospital in critical condition Monday, was walking home from school at the time.

Investigators say the driver of the Pathfinder fled the second scene, and is believed to have headed south on 232nd Street. At this point, the RCMP says, the vehicle had sustained "quite significant front-end damage."

Police found the suspect vehicle further down 232nd Street about five minutes after the younger boy was hit.

A man was pushing the vehicle at the time, they said. Police say the 19-year-old from Langley may have been driving during the events of the day.

Samples of his breath were taken, but it was a long time after the second hit-and-run. Mounties believe both people inside the vehicle were impaired and that speed was a factor in the crash.

The driver at the time police found the Pathfinder was a 29-year-old woman from Langley. She initially refused to provide a breath sample, but did later in the evening, police said.

Collision reconstruction experts were brought in, and worked to determine the sequence of events. The investigation is ongoing, and Langleys Criminal Collision Investigation Team maintains conduct of the case the RCMP calls "extremely complex."

The RCMP did not provide what evidence theyve collected, but said it appears the vehicle may have been driven through several cities ahead of the Langley crash.

Mounties said its possible the Pathfinder was taken through Aldergrove, Walnut Grove, downtown Vancouver, North Vancouver and Surrey, before returning to Langley. During this time, it may have been involved in other collisions, the RCMP suggested.

"If you have ANY information that might assist police with investigations into the above collisions OR if you are aware of other collisions in neighbouring communities, you are asked to please call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200," police said Monday.

Theyre also looking for dash cam video from anyone who remembers seeing a dark blue Nissan Pathfinder on Sunday.

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