Burnaby RCMP investigating serious collision involving an 81-year-old pedestrian

Burnaby

2020-12-11 20:47 PST

File # 2020-48711

Burnaby RCMP Frontline officers continue to investigate a serious collision that has left an 81-year-old woman in hospital with serious and life-threatening injuries.

On December 11, 2020, at around 1 p.m., Burnaby RCMP Frontline officers responded to a report that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Imperial Street and Sussex Avenue.

The pedestrian, a 81-year-old Burnaby resident, remains in hospital and in critical condition.

The driver remained on scene and continues to cooperate with the investigation. Speed and alcohol are not considered to be causal factors.

Police are asking that anyone who may have witnessed this collision or potentially have dash cam video in the area when the collision took place to please contact the Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999 or if you wish to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

With darkness coming earlier this time of year and weather conditions often impeding visibility, police are asking that drivers and pedestrians take extra caution on our roads.

Drivers:
• Focus on the road. Always leave your phone alone while driving.
• Be ready to yield to pedestrians, especially when turning at intersections and near transit stops.
• If a vehicle is stopped in front of you or in the lane next to you, they may be yielding for pedestrians.
 

Pedestrians:
• Be careful at intersections. Watch for drivers turning left or right through the crosswalk.
• Always use crosswalks and follow the pedestrian signs and traffic signals.
• Make eye contact with drivers, as it’s hard to see pedestrians when visibility is poor.
• Never assume that the driver has seen you.

For more driver and pedestrian safety tips, please visit ICBC.com.
 

Released by

Cpl. Michael Kalanj

Media Relations Officer
Burnaby RCMP
burnaby.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
6355 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5G 2J2
Office: 604-646-9566
Fax: 604-646-9704

Email: burnaby_rcmp_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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