VPD looking for witnesses after pedestrian seriously injured in collision

Jan 13 2021, 10:16 am

Vancouver Police are investigating a serious collision that sent a pedestrian to hospital with grave injuries last month, and they’re asking anyone who saw what happened to contact them.

In a release on Wednesday, police said the incident took place around 2 pm on December 22, when the victim, a 63-year-old woman, was walking near Rupert Street and East 14th Avenue.

She was struck by a white Cadillac, resulting in what police described as a serious head injury. She was rushed to hospital, where she remains.

“This collision probably didn’t look very serious when it happened, so we believe there are witnesses who didn’t stick around to talk to police,” said VPD Sgt. Steve Addison. “Sadly, the incident has had tragic and life-altering consequences.”

Police said speed and alcohol are not contributing factors and that the driver remained on scene to talk to police.

Investigators believe the driver’s vision may have been affected by the late-afternoon sun.

VPD’s Collision Investigation Unit asks witnesses, or anyone with dash-cam video, to call 604-717-3012.

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