A 64-year-old man was in a marked crosswalk around 7:50 a.m. Thursday when he was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Greenall Avenue and Marine Drive.
Specifically, they hope to speak to the occupants of a white compact pickup truck and a large white commercial truck who may have witnessed the crash and could provide investigators with useful information.
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According to Burnaby RCMP, the incident took place just before 8 am, when the man was struck as he was walking through a marked crosswalk on Marine Drive at Greenall Avenue.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but RCMP note we now have fewer hours of daylight and have had bad weather, making for poor visibility.
The 64-year victim was treated at the scene and taken to hospital in critical condition and has since died in hospital.
Anyone who saw the crash or has dashcam video of it is asked to call 604-646-9999. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
However, the cause of the collision is still under investigation and now, Burnaby RCMP is seeking assistance from anyone who may have witnessed the collision.
In particular, police wish to speak to the occupants of a white compact pickup truck and a large white commercial delivery-type truck who were observed at the scene of the collision.
“Police believe that the drivers and occupants of these vehicles may have witnessed the collision and could provide investigators with valuable information,” said Burnaby RCMP in a release.
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They are also asking anyone who witnessed the collision – or may have any dashcam video of the incident – to contact police at 604-646-9999.
Those who wish to leave an anonymous tip can do so by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by leaving a tip online.
In the wake of this incident, police are also reminding the public that with shorter daylight hours and bad weather making visibility poor, “it is critical that pedestrians and drivers alike be vigilant about safety when on the roadways and especially at crosswalks.”