79-year-old dies in Vancouver pedestrian crash

VANCOUVER, B.C – A 79-year-old Vancouver man became the city’s 13 pedestrian fatality when he was stuck by a car while crossing the road in downtown.

” Shortly after 7:30 on the morning of Oct. 28th, a 79 year old Vancouver man was struck by a car in the intersection of Nelson and Denman,” said a police statement.

“He suffered a serious head injury and was transported to hospital where he later died.  The 57 year old driver is cooperating with the investigation and speed and alcohol are not considered factors in the collision.”

VPD Collision investigators are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact them at 604-717-3012.

Vancouver Police are reminding motorists to use extra caution in poor weather by slowing down and scanning ahead for pedestrians. Pedestrians are encouraged to wear bright or reflective clothing to improve visibility, police said.

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