Woman killed after being struck by SUV in Vancouver
Published Tuesday, February 10, 2015 6:56AM PST
Last Updated Tuesday, February 10, 2015 10:25AM PST
Vancouver police are investigating a crash that left a pedestrian dead after she was hit by an SUV Monday night.
According to Vancouver Police Sgt. Randy Fincham, the 51-year-old woman was struck just after 11 p.m. as she was crossing East 6th Avenue near the VCC-Clark Skytrain station at the north end of the Vancouver Community College.
The driver stayed at the scene and emergency crews performed CPR on the woman. She was then taken to the hospital where she later died.
It was raining heavily at the time of the crash and police said the darkness and wet weather likely contributed to the collision.
According to police and ICBC, there is a spike in accidents during wet dreary weather. During the last rainfall warning, police reported 34 serious crashes within a 24-hour timeframe that ended last Thursday afternoon.
Police said alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors in the crash. This is the third traffic-related fatality of the year in Vancouver.
Anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to police is asked to call 604-717-3012.
With files from CTV Vancouver’s Nafeesa Karim