RCMP have identified a man killed after being hit by a car on Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge on Friday.
The deceased is Chad Philip Hallworth, age 41, of Maple Ridge.
“At this point in the investigation it appears the possible main contributing factor in the crash is pedestrian error,” Sgt. Dale Somerville said. “Police ask for any witnesses to call if they witnessed this incident.”
RCMP were called to the 23900 block of the Lougheed Highway just after 8:30 p.m. Friday Sept. 27.
Members of the B.C. Ambulance Service and Maple Ridge Fire Department also attended, and valiant attempts were made to save the victim, but he was pronounced dead at Ridge Meadows Hospital.
After the pedestrian was hit, a truck that had been braking hit the car. The occupants of the car had to be transported to hospital.
Police don’t believed those injuries are life-threatening.
The crash occurred in a dark area of the Lougheed Highway. It was not raining at the time, but roads were wet and slippery.
“Police want to remind citizens with the change in seasons we have less daylight hours. 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.”