Surrey/North Delta Leader

Another hit and run in Surrey

Police are looking for two people after a vehicle smashed into another car at midnight on Thursday then took off.

A 2012 grey Jeep Cherokee was heading southbound on 140 Street when police say it ran a red light at 96 Avenue.

That's where it smashed into a Nissan Exterra, which in turn smashed into another car.

The passenger of that last car was taken to hospital with possible neck injuries.

There were no other injuries reported in this accident.

The Jeep continued southbound for a while but then it stalled, from what's believed to be mechanical problems from the accident.

A man and a woman got out of the vehicle, grabbed some electronics out of the back and fled on foot.

They are still on the loose.

Police are looking for a Caucasian male, about 25 years old, with a crew cut, wearing a black and white hoodie. No description of the woman has been obtained.

It's the second serious hit-and-run in Surrey in the last week and only one of several in the last month.

On Saturday, a grey Mazda 3 with three teens was smashed at 138 Street and 92 Avenue by a dark-coloured pick-up truck that took off.

The driver of the Mazda suffered a severe chest injuries, including a collapsed lung and a damaged spleen. The passenger suffered similar chest injuries, along with a bruised lung and a badly broken leg.

The passenger in the back seat suffered two severely broken legs and may be in a wheelchair for about a year, according to a close family member.

The newer pick-up truck was last seen driving westbound on 92 Avenue away from 138 Street.

Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet said there has been an unfortunate series of hit-and-runs lately in Surrey.

He said for many reasons, leaving the scene of an accident doesn't make sense.

"If only for compassion for other human beings and residents of your community," Paquet said Friday. "The decision you make of leaving the scene turns you from a traffic offender into a criminal – and that's something that people should keep in mind."

Surrey RCMP are asking that anyone who witnessed any of the collisions, or can identify the drivers who left the scenes, to call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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