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A Tuesday night crash that left a female pedestrian with life-threatening injuries, is a reminder that drivers and pedestrians need to exercise extra care when moving about town, Richmond RCMP said.
Around 6 p.m. on Jan. 8, a Nissan SUV, driven by a 66-year-old Richmond man, struck a female pedestrian at St. Albans and General Currie roads.
The victim, a 31-year-old woman who was visiting Canada, was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the SUV remained at the scene and was cooperative with police investigators. Neither alcohol or drugs are considered factors in the crash.
“This is our first major pedestrian collision of 2019,” said RCMP Cpl. Dennis Hwang. “We sincerely wish to remind everyone to exercise special care whether you are in a vehicle, on a bicycle, or on foot.”
Although the crash was a “very traumatic and unfortunate ordeal,” Hwang said the public’s response was uplifting.
“It was heartwarming to see the community help and provide comfort to the injured,” he said.
The RCMP’s Criminal Crash Investigation Team continues to investigate, and is being assisted by the Lower Mainland Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service. The area surrounding the collision was cordoned off for several hours as police investigated.