At about 6:00 a.m., Burnaby Traffic Services attended a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Rayside Avenue and Canada Way.
The collision resulted in the death of a 57 year old man from Burnaby. Paramedics and fire personnel were also at scene.
One independent witness provided police with information. The investigation revealed that a white GMC Jimmy had been traveling downhill (northwest) in the curb lane approaching the intersection at Rayside Avenue.
A black Mazda MX3 2 door coupe was westbound on Rayside at the intersection. The Mazda was observed to pull out and proceeded to make a left turn, to go towards Burris Ave. The GMC Jimmy was said to be too close to be able to avoid the collision.
The Mazda was struck directly on the driver’s door. Both vehicles came to rest on the west side of Canada Way on the sidewalk/median area. There were no other motorists present in the immediate vicinity at the time.
The driver of the black Mazda was transported to Royal Columbian Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Both drivers were reported to have been wearing their seatbelts.
The driver of the GMC Jimmy was also transported to RCH but did not sustain serious or life threatening injuries. There were no passengers in either vehicle. Neither weather nor speed are considered to have been contributing factors.
This is the 7th motor vehicle related fatality in Burnaby this year. Charges are not expected in this case. Police are attempting to locate and notify the next of kin.
Source: RCMP | Image: Fer Gregory / Shutterstock