ABBOTSFORD (NEWS 1130) – An elderly man has died after he fell off the back of a pick-up truck leaving the Canada Day procession and was hit by a trailer it was pulling.
It happened around 12:45 p.m. in the area of Simon Avenue and Gladwin Road.
Abbotsford Police say the man, whose identity is not being released at this time, was taken to hospital but died from his injuries.
The case is now being investigated by police, General Investigation Officers and Collision Reconstructionists.
#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 driver of the pick-up truck is said to be cooperating with investigators.
“We offer our condolences to the family and friends of the man killed in this tragic accident,” the APD says in a release.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the APD by calling 604.859.5225 or texting 222973. You can also reach out to Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477 if you’d like to remain anonymous.