New Westminster – The New Westminster Police are investigating a fatal collision that occurred yesterday evening at approximately 10:30 pm. NWPD Patrol Officers were called to the area of 9th Street and 4th Avenue where they located a 55 year old female who had been struck by a pickup truck. BC Ambulance were called to the scene, however, the female succumbed to her injuries a short time later.
The NWPD Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Team and Forensic Identification Unit were both called out to conduct a thorough examination of the scene. The initial investigation indicates the pickup truck was driving on 4th avenue and attempting a turn onto 9th street when it struck a motorized scooter being operated by the female. The driver of the pickup truck remained at the scene and alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the collision.
The driver was not arrested and no charges have been laid at this time. The NWPD Traffic Section have assumed conduct of the investigation and are asking anyone who witnessed or has information about the collision to please contact Constable Jaspaul Chung at 604-525-5411.