ON Thursday (November 1) at approximately 7:50 a.m., a 64-year-old male pedestrian was struck while walking through a marked crosswalk on Marine Drive at Greenall Avenue in Burnaby. He was treated at the scene and taken to hospital in critical condition but later succumbed to his injuries.
The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and has cooperated with police, however, the cause of the collision is still under investigation and Burnaby RCMP are 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 (see photos) may have witnessed the collision and could provide investigators with valuable information.
“In the fall and winter months, 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,” says Cpl. Daniela Panesar.
Burnaby RCMP are asking anyone who witnessed this collision or may have any dashcam video of the collision to contact police at 604-646-9999. Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.solvecrime.ca.