A pedestrian was killed in front of city hall at James Street and South Fraser Way on Wednesday evening.

VIDEO UPDATE: Woman dies after being hit by SUV in Abbotsford

Accident occurred at 5:45 p.m. at South Fraser Way and James Street

  • Nov. 18, 2015 7:00 p.m.



An 80-year-old woman died on Wednesday night after she was struck by a vehicle in Abbotsford.

The incident took place at about 5:45 p.m. at the intersection of James Street and South Fraser Way in front of city hall.

The Abbotsford Police Department (APD), Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service and BC Ambulance staff arrived, and discovered that the woman who had been struck by an SUV and was suffering from life-threatening injuries.

She was pronounced dead on the scene. The 68-year-old male driver of the vehicle involved remained on the scene and is co-operating with police.

Const. Paul Walker said the SUV was in the left-hand eastbound lane at the time of the collision, and the woman was crossing the street diagonally from the south side of the street as she headed toward the crosswalk.

She was not in the crosswalk at the time of the collision, and she was wearing dark clothes, Walker said.

The APD is appealing to any witnesses who may have seen the collision to come forward and speak with police.

APD patrol officers and collision reconstructionists are continuing the investigation. The intersection was closed for several hours while investigators were on the scene.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225 or text 222973 (abbypd) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

In the past two weeks, there have been eight pedestrian accidents, ranging from minor to fatal. Police are urging pedestrians and motorists to take particular caution in conditions involving poor weather and early dark hours.

 

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