Langley, B.C., boy hurt when vehicle chase between citizens ends in crash

By The Canadian Press
October 4, 2017 - 11:05am

LANGLEY, B.C. — A 12-year-old boy from Langley, B.C., has been seriously hurt after being run down by a vehicle involved in a chase through a residential area of the Metro Vancouver community.

RCMP Cpl. Holly Largy says the boy was on his bike when he was hit by a speeding Mazda that ran a stop sign Tuesday night and was then rear-ended by a Ford pickup that also ran the stop sign.

Largy says investigators believe the car, with two people inside, was fleeing following an alleged theft of tools from a construction site and was being chased by a man driving the pickup.

She says both vehicles were reportedly speeding on residential streets and ignoring traffic controls just before the boy was hit.

An off-duty police officer jogging in the area caught one of the men who fled from the Mazda after the crash, a police dog sniffed out the second man and Largy says charges against the two Langley men will be recommended.

Largy says the investigation is complex and police continue to speak to witnesses.

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