Burnaby RCMP seek witnesses after collision on Kingsway leaves pedestrian with serious injuries

Burnaby

2021-09-16 12:29 PDT

File # 2021-32890

Burnaby RCMP is investigating a collision that has left a pedestrian with life-threatening injuries.

Just after 8:30 a.m. yesterday, September 15, a pedestrian ran onto Kingsway from the Shell gas station on Barker Avenue. The pedestrian was struck by a passing taxi and suffered what initially appeared to be moderate, non-life-threatening injuries. The victim was transported to hospital. The driver of the taxi remained on scene and spoke to police.

It was later discovered that the pedestrian’s injuries could potentially be life-threatening.

Police would like to speak to anyone that may have witnessed the collision, but also anyone that may have seen anything that occurred inside or outside the gas station leading up to the collision.

At the time of the incident, the victim had a white hospital blanket (with stripes) draped over his shoulders and is described as:

"If you witnessed the incident on Kingsway or saw any interactions inside or outside the gas station, our investigators would like to speak to you," says Corporal Mike Kalanj of the Burnaby RCMP. "If you have dash cam video from the area between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., we would also like to hear from you."

Burnaby RCMP’s Criminal Collision Investigation Team continue to investigate this incident and are asking anyone who may have witnessed this collision or potentially have dash cam video of the collision to please contact the Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999. 

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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