Witnesses sought after senior hit by pickup truck in Coquitlam

A 71-year-old female pedestrian is in serious condition after she was hit by a pickup truck that was leaving a parking lot in the 1900-block of United Boulevard Monday night.

The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. and investigators said the crash was at low speed and there was no sign the driver, who stayed at the scene, was impaired.

"Drivers need to be more alert in this dark and rainy season. Pedestrians need to keep their eyes up and wear bright, reflective clothing. No matter who's at fault, a pedestrian will always lose a collision with a vehicle".

“Unfortunately, this collision is a prime example of why November is Pedestrian Safety Month,” said Cpl. Michael McLaughlin. “Drivers need to be more alert in this dark and rainy season. Pedestrians need to keep their eyes up and wear bright, reflective clothing. No matter whos at fault, a pedestrian will always lose a collision with a vehicle.”

Police are still talking to witnesses about the incident and asking anyone with information that has not yet spoken with investigators to call the Coquitlam RCMPs non-emergency line at 604-945-1550 and ask for the Criminal Collision Investigation Team (file number 2018-33744).

The pedestrian was walking on the sidewalk near the 1900-block of United BoulevardĀ in Coquitlam when she was hit as the truck was leaving a parking lot.

A 71-year-old Port Coquitlam woman is in very serious condition after a collision in the 1900-block of United Boulevard, Coquitlam, just after 4:30 p.m. on Monday. If you saw anything, and have not yet spoken to police, Coquitlam RCMP say they need to speak with you.

The pedestrian was on the sidewalk when she was struck by a pickup truck leaving a large parking lot. The collision was low-speed, there is no indication of impairment, and the driver stayed at scene.

“Unfortunately, this collision is a prime example of why November is Pedestrian Safety Month,” says Cpl. Michael McLaughlin. “Drivers need to be more alert in this dark and rainy season. Pedestrians need to keep their eyes up and wear bright, reflective clothing. No matter whos at fault, a pedestrian will always lose in a collision with a vehicle.”

The pedestrian was on the sidewalk and the truck was leaving a large parking lot when it hit her. The collision occurred at low speed and police do not believe impairment was a factor. The driver of the pickup remained at the scene.

If you have any information that can help this investigation, call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency line at 604-945-1550, ask for the Criminal Collision Investigation Team (CCIT) and quote file 2018-33744.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has other information that could advance the investigation is asked to call Mounties at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2018-33744.