Woman dies two days after being struck by vehicle

The 86-year-old succumbs to her injuries from collision at McKenzie and King roads in Abbotsford.

A pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle last Thursday at McKenzie and King roads died from her injuries two days later.

Const. Ian MacDonald said the 86-year-old woman appeared to have sustained non-life-threatening injuries after the collision.

The woman suffered a broken hip, knee and shoulder, but was conscious and communicative at the hospital, MacDonald said.

Her condition worsened and she passed away in hospital early Saturday morning.

The collision took place at about 10 a.m. Thursday. MacDonald said the pedestrian was in a marked crosswalk at the time, walking south along McKenzie, crossing King Road.

The woman was hit by a northbound Nissan Pathfinder, driven by a 52-year-old woman making a left-turn at the four-way stop.

MacDonald said police have seized the Nissan for investigation, and the driver could face charges. Abbotsford Police are asking for any witnesses to call them at 604-859-5225.

A similar collision occurred the following night at about 7:30, when a 72-year-old man was in a crosswalk proceeding east across Gladwin Road, near the Real Canadian Superstore.

He was struck by a Ford F-150 pickup truck, driven by a 54-year-old woman, making a left turn off Simon Avenue.

MacDonald said the pedestrian was conscious and talking at the scene, He was taken to hospital with abrasions to his head.

His condition is not known at this time.


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