Speed nor alcohol are considered factors in the traffic fatality.

Speed nor alcohol are considered factors in the traffic fatality.

Pedestrian hit, killed on Lougheed Highway

A 38-year-old man was killed after trying to cross the road at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

  • Apr. 13, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Another pedestrian has been killed while crossing the Lougheed Highway in west Maple Ridge.

Ridge Meadows RCMP say 38-year-old Gordon Michael Acker, of Merritt, was killed after trying to cross the road at about 8:30 p.m., Saturday.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene near the 21700-block of Lougheed Highway after being struck by an eastbound vehicle.

Supt. Dave Fleugel said the man was crossing in a dark part of the highway where there is no crosswalk or intersection.

“The driver of the vehicle that struck the man stayed on scene and has cooperated with investigators. Police do not believe speed or alcohol played a role in the driver’s actions.”

Anyone who saw the accident is asked to call police.

Last Oct. 13, a 52-year-old man was hit and killed by an eastbound vehicle near 204th Street. The victim was pushing a shopping cart across the highway and was not in a crosswalk. The weather was rainy and it was dark at the time of the incident.

In June 2013, a 17-year-old was hit by an eastbound RCMP cruiser around 12:30 a.m., while crossing Lougheed Highway, just east of 216th Street. He was seriously injured in the crash. The police car did not have its lights and sirens activated at the time of the accident.

In April 2012, a teen was hit while walking across Lougheed Highway. The 14-year-boy was crossing the highway, near 210th Street, when he was struck by an eastbound pickup truck.

In 2010, two pedestrians were killed in two separate accidents on the same stretch.

 

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