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Constable questioned at coroner's inquest

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – A coroner’s inquest has raised a number of questions about the City of Surrey’s response to the death of an 18-year old.

Constable Albert Luk was on the hunt for a possible stolen car when his RCMP cruiser ran into Ashley Guiboche.

The soft spoken officer was questioned about why he did not use his sirens and police lights as he sped down King George Boulevard.

Luk says he did not want to alert the possible car thief. He admits he became distracted by his computer.

A jury may choose to make recommendations to prevent a similar situation from happening again.

A city engineer has been repeatedly asked during the inquest what’s been done to improve pedestrian safety near the King George SkyTrain station, an area known for jay-walking.

The jury has heard one plan fell through when council turned down a nearby development application.

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No recommendations required, if the police officer doesn’t know the law how is he applying it. He should be ticketed with a) undue care and attention b) looking at a mobile device as anyone else would automatically have those tickets. And further more, I love how they are picking the deceased reputation apart. Maybe try picking and going back in time on the cop as well, for he is no saint either. how dare they disrespect the dead that is about as low as you can get. He shouldn’t have been looking at this computer, pull over idiot and do it. And just because she jay walked doesn’t mean anything, lots of people do. He didn’t have his lights on, he not only hit her, he then proceeded to run over her. Like he is was in shock, so what, no one else can use that excuse.

February 07, 2013 at 8:26 am
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Why do they always put pressure on the driver when pedestrians break the law. The police should have ticketed the jay walker (that’ll be a first) Pedestrians need to be accountable for their own actions

February 07, 2013 at 7:50 am