75-year-old woman dies after being struck by vehicle in East Vancouver

Dec 15 2017, 5:41 pm

Vancouver Police are investigating a fatal car accident this week, which left a 75-year-old woman dead.

In a release issued Friday morning, the VPD said the incident took place just after 11:30 am on Wednesday morning.

Th driver of a white SUV was parallel parking on Slocan Street near East 20th Avenue when he reversed into an elderly woman crossing the street.

The woman was rushed to hospital where she later died.

The 59-year-old man who was driving the SUV remained at the scene and is cooperating with police.

Now, investigators from the VPD’s Collision Investigation Unit are working to determine what may have contributed to the collision, but they have said speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the incident.

This is the city’s fifth pedestrian fatality of 2017, police added.

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