ON Saturday, December 5, at approximately 2 p.m., members of the New Westminster Police Department responded to a call of a pedestrian being struck by a driver in a crosswalk at 6th Street and 5th Avenue.
Officers rushed to the scene and provided aid to the 72-year-old woman who had sustained serious injuries. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital and the driver remained on scene and was cooperative with investigators.
Both the Forensic Identification Services Team and the Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team attended the scene to gather information on what had occurred. At this time it is not believed impaired driving or distracted driving are factors in the collision.
“Our investigators will need some time to gather evidence including speaking to witnesses and collecting CCTV footage to determine exactly what occurred here,” said Sgt. Sanjay Kumar. “This would have been an upsetting event to witness and anyone who did witness this is encouraged to reach out to our Victim Assistance Unit.”
Anyone who witnessed this event and have not yet spoken to investigators is encouraged to call 604-525-5411. Witnesses who are in need of support can call the Victim Assistance Unit 24 hours a day at 604-529-2525 or email VAU@nwpolice.org.