Female pedestrian dies after being hit by a vehicle at a crosswalk in Richmond

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Female pedestrian dies after being hit by a vehicle at a crosswalk in Richmond
Female pedestrian dies after being hit by a vehicle at a crosswalk in Richmond

A woman has passed away after getting hit by a car in Richmond.

Just before 5:30 p.m. on Boxing Day, she was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of No. 2 Road and Andrews Road while she was walking. The crash led to a lengthy road closure of No. 2 Road for several hours while police were on the scene.

Police say she was crossing at a marked crosswalk at the intersection when she was hit by the vehicle. She was rushed to a nearby hospital, but she later succumbed to her injuries.

Richmond RCMP say the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and has been cooperating while the investigation continues. Police have ruled out speed and alcohol as contributing factors to the collision.

“This is a season where we need to be extra careful,” says Const. Kenneth Lau.

“Road conditions may not be ideal. The sun also sets early, sometimes making it difficult to see pedestrians due to lighting. As a driver, when you approach a marked crosswalk or intersection, please take the extra measures to give yourself more reaction time. Slow down, look for any pedestrians, and try make eye contact with them just to confirm if they are crossing or not before going through.”

Richmond RCMP are seeking witnesses or dash camera footage of the incident. If you have any information, they urge you to contact the Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 or email [email protected] If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca, quoting file number 2020-35166.

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