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Pedestrian fatality on No. 2 Road

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 10:33 PST, Mon December 28, 2020

Last Updated: 10:37 PST, Mon December 28, 2020

A woman lost her life after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a marked crosswalk at No. 2 and Andrews roads around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

She was rushed to a local area hospital but unfortunately later succumbed to her injuries. The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and has been cooperating with investigators. Speed and alcohol have been ruled out as contributing factors to the collision.

“This is a season where we need to be extra careful,” said Cst. 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.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 or Richmond_CCIT@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca, quoting file number 2020-35166.

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