Pedestrian dead after being struck by BMW in East Vancouver

Apr 2 2019, 4:33 am

Vancouver police are investigating the city’s fourth pedestrian death of the year, after a man was struck by a BMW just after rush hour.

The man, in his 60s, was hit by the sedan around 6:30 pm Monday at the intersection of East 49th Avenue and Frederick Street, which is just west of Fraser Street.

He was taken to hospital but did not survive. His identity has not been released.

Authorities say the driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

The VPD is now looking for anyone who witnessed the incident, or was driving with a dash-cam in the area, to call the VPD’s Collision Investigation Unit at 604-717-3012.

It has been a dangerous week on Metro Vancouver roads.

On Sunday, an elderly woman was rushed to hospital after being injured in a hit-and-run at Southeast Marine Drive at Victoria Drive.  The suspect vehicle was later found ditched in another city.

And on March 25, 13-year-old Deborah Seol died after being struck by a BMW that jumped a curb after hitting a Dodge Charger.

Co-workers of the girl’s mother are now crowdfunding to support the family.

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