New Westminster – The New Westminster Police department is seeking witnesses for a collision involving a pedestrian. On April 25th at approximately 9:00 pm, a 69 year old female was struck by a driver while she crossed 6th Avenue at 6th Street. When police arrived the pedestrian was receiving aid from both Emergency Health Services and the New Westminster Fire Department. The pedestrian was transported to local hospital with serious injuries. The driver remained on scene and has been cooperative with police.
Investigators will be reviewing video surveillance from the area, and are asking any witnesses to come forward. Special thanks to the Vancouver Police Department Collision Investigation Unit and Metro Vancouver Transit Police who assisted the New Westminster Police Department on this evening.
“Our investigators will need some time to gather evidence including speaking to witnesses and collecting CCTV footage to determine exactly what occurred here,” stated Sergeant Sanjay Kumar, “This would have been an upsetting event to witness and anyone who did witness this is encouraged to reach out to our Victim Assistance Unit.”
Anyone who witnessed this event and have not yet spoken to investigators is encouraged to call 604-525-5411. Witnesses who are in need of support can call the Victim Assistance Unit 24 hours a day at 604-529-2525 or email VAU@nwpolice.org.
CONTACT PERSON: Sergeant Sanjay Kumar