Female pedestrian killed in Richmond crosswalk collision

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Female pedestrian killed in Richmond crosswalk collision

A woman has died after she was struck by a vehicle in Richmond late Saturday afternoon.

Shortly before 5:30 p.m. on Boxing Day, Richmond RCMP were called to the collision at a marked crosswalk near the intersection of Number 2 Road near Andrews Road.

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The pedestrian was taken to a local area hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.

The driver is co-operating with police, and speed and alcohol have been ruled out as factors in the fatal collision.

Constable Kenneth Lau of Richmond RCMP has a word of caution for drivers during the still-busy Holiday season.

“This is typically the type of season where the sets early, and the weather’s often inclement,” said Lau. “I understand that drivers often have a place to go and are rushing to the scene, but just be mindful of the pedestrians on the road. Look both ways as you approach an intersection, as you approach a more crosswalk, and just make eye contact with people who may be crossing, just to confirm if they are or they aren’t.”

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No further information is available about the victim, pending notification of next of kin.


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