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Surrey, B.C., pedestrian injured using cellphone while crossing busy street

February 04, 2019 - 5:39 AM

SURREY, B.C. - Distracted walking may have played a part in an incident in Surrey, B.C., that sent a pedestrian to hospital with head injuries.

RCMP say the 22-year-old Surrey woman was viewing her cellphone when she stepped off the curb into the path of a taxi.

It happened just after 9 p.m. on Saturday, near busy Scott Road at 99th Ave., in northwest Surrey.

An RCMP news release says the woman was crossing mid-block when she was hit.

Although she required medical treatment, police say her head injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The taxi remained at the scene and speed and alcohol have been ruled out, although investigators say "pedestrian inattention" was a factor.

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