An elderly man died today after he fell out of the back of a truck that had left a Canada Day parade in Abbotsford.
Abbotsford Police Sgt. Judy Bird said when the man fell from a Dodge Ram pickup truck, he was struck by the trailer it was pulling. He suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries.
The incident took place at about 12:45 p.m. in the intersection of Simon Avenue and Gladwin Road.
Bird said the driver of the pickup remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators.
#AbbyPD traffic reconstructionists & investigators on scene at Gladwin Rd and Simon Ave for fatal accident involving a man who fell out of a pick up truck & struck by the trailer it was pulling. This truck & trailer had been in the parade procession earlier today.
— Abbotsford Police Department (@AbbyPoliceDept) July 1, 2018
The incident is still under investigation. The name of the victim is not being released at this time.
“We offer our condolences to the family and friends of the man killed in this tragic accident,” Bird said.
No further details are available at this time.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, text 222973 (abbypd), or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 222-8477.