ON Saturday, December 26, shortly before 5:30 p.m., Richmond RCMP frontline officers were called to a collision involving a pedestrian and a vehicle at the intersection of No.2 Road at Andrews Road that led to a lengthy road closure of No.2 Road for several hours while police were on scene.
Richmond RCMP Criminal Collision Investigation Team (CCIT) were called to the scene and have taken over the investigation with assistance from the Integrated Construction Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS). The pedestrian was in a marked crosswalk at the intersection when she was struck by the vehicle. She was rushed to a local area hospital but, unfortunately, later succumbed to her injuries.
The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and has been cooperating with investigators. Speed and alcohol have been ruled out as contributing factors to the collision.
“This is a season where we need to be extra careful,” said Constable Kenneth Lau. “Road conditions may not be ideal. The sun also sets early, sometimes making it difficult to see pedestrians due to lighting. As a driver, when you approach a marked crosswalk or intersection, please take the extra measures to give yourself more reaction time. Slow down, look for any pedestrians, and try make eye contact with them just to confirm if they are crossing or not before going through.”
Richmond RCMP CCIT is seeking witnesses or dash camera footage of the incident. If you have any information, contact the Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 or Richmond_CCIT@rcmp-grc.gc.ca , and if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca, quoting file number 2020-35166.