Police looking for witnesses to fatal pedestrian collision in Burnaby

Police looking for witnesses to fatal pedestrian collision in Burnaby
Burnaby RCMP search for witnesses to crash that killed pedestrian
Burnaby RCMP are hoping to speak to the occupants of two vehicles who may have witnessed a fatal collision.

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.

“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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A 64-year-old man who was struck while walking on a marked crosswalk in Burnaby Thursday has died in hospital.

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.

At about 7:50 a.m., the man was crossing Marine Drive at Greenall Avenue when he was hit, according to a police press release.

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.

He was treated at the scene and taken to hospital in critical condition but has since died, police said.

The driver remained at the scene and has cooperated with police, but investigators are now looking for possible witnesses – specifically the driver or occupants of a white compact pickup truck and a large white commercial delivery-type truck that were observed at the scene.

A white compact pickup truck and large white commercial delivery-type truck were seen at the scene of the crash. RCMP believe the people in those vehicles may have witnessed the incident and have information that could help with the investigation.

Police believe that the drivers and occupants of these vehicles may have witnessed the collision and could provide investigators with valuable information, Burnaby RCMP Cpl. Daniela Panesar stated in a press release.

Burnaby RCMP is also urging drivers and pedestrians alike to be extra vigilant on roadways and at crosswalks during the shorter daylight hours and bad weather of fall and winter.

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.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or may have dashcam video of it is asked to contact police at 604-646-9999. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.solvecrime.ca.