A man who drove away after hitting and killing a pedestrian in Abbotsford in October 2019 has received a nine-month conditional sentence.
Surjit Sidhu, 71, also received an 18-month driving ban during sentencing June 18 in Abbotsford provincial court.
A conditional sentence means Sidhu will not serve jail time but must abide by court-ordered conditions.
Sidhu previously pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to stop at an accident causing death.
The collision took place Oct. 17, 2019 just after 6 a.m. on Highway 11 (the Abbotsford-Mission Highway) near Clayburn Road.
Police at the time said that a man in his 50s was struck by a southbound vehicle that drove away.
The pedestrian died on the scene. His name has not been released.
At 1 p.m. that day, police indicated that the suspect vehicle had been located and seized and the driver had been arrested.
Sidhu was charged in June 2020.