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NWPD investigate vehicle collision with pedestrian

New Westminster – On January 27, 2014 at approximately 4:40 pm NWPD patrol officers responded to the intersection of Fourth Street and Eighth Avenue for a report of a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle.

The initial investigation determined that a vehicle driving eastbound on Eighth Avenue struck a male pedestrian crossing southbound at the Fourth Street intersection. The pedestrian, a 76 year old New Westminster resident, suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries, and he was transported to a local area hospital for medical treatment.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and alcohol and speed have been ruled out as factors in the collision. Due to the nature of the injuries, the NWPD Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Team were called out to take conduct of the investigation, which required the closing of the intersection to traffic for several hours.

“While the cause of this collision has yet to be determined, it is the time of year when weather, road and lighting conditions are not optimal,” said Staff Sergeant Paul Hyland. “We want to remind drivers and pedestrians alike to be extra vigilant, especially at night and in bad weather.”