81-year-old woman dies after being hit by vehicle in Richmond

Jan 24 2018, 8:54 pm

An 81-year-old woman is dead after she was hit by a vehicle in Richmond on Tuesday night.

The incident took place just after 6:30 pm on January 23, 2018, when police responded to the area of No. 1 Rd and Tucker Road for a serious pedestrian collision.

The victim, an 81-year-old Richmond resident, sustained critical injuries after she was struck by a late model Mercedes SUV.

Police said the driver of the vehicle – a 78-year-old Richmond man – remained at the scene and “was cooperative.”

In addition, “Good Samaritans provided medical assistance” to the woman while waiting for emergency crews to arrive at the scene.

The victim was then rushed to hospital, but was later pronounced deceased.

Now, the incident is being investigated by the Richmond RCMP Road Safety Unit with assistance from the Lower Mainland Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS) and the BC Coroner’s Service.

Neither speed nor alcohol is considered a factor in this collision.

“We remind all road users to be especially cautious and alert,” said Richmond RCMP Cpl. Dennis Hwang. “For those travelling by foot or bicycle, please consider wearing clothing with reflective materials and use a flashing safety light.”

Hwang also reminded motorists to “plan your travels with time to spare, properly maintain the safety features of your vehicle, and always drive attentively.”

This is Richmond’s first road fatality of 2018.

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