87-year-old man hit by car on Granville Island dies from injuries

Jul 11 2017, 11:27 pm

An 87-year-old man has died from his injuries after being hit by a vehicle near the entrance to Granville Island on May 29.

Around 5:30 pm, a blue Mazda 3 was travelling west on West 4th Avenue at Anderson Street and allegedly failed to stop at a red light, hitting three pedestrians on the crosswalk.

All three of the victims, ages 87, 15, and 15, were taken to hospital with various injuries.

One of the 15-year-old boys suffered serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries and the other had minor injuries.

The elderly man was rushed to hospital in serious condition and unfortunately, died of his injuries on July 5.

The death is Vancouver’s first pedestrian fatality of the year.

The 21-year-old driver from Surrey was arrested at the scene for suspected impaired driving and charges are anticipated.