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A Vancouver Injury Lawyer Reports on Two Fatal Pedestrian Accidents

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Posted on Apr 16, 2013

A Vancouver pedestrian accident lawyer recently saw the story of a fatal accident that occurred at the intersection of Hastings and Princess Street in Vancouver.

The accident happened on Monday, March 4, 2013, in the Downtown Eastside neighborhood. According to Vancouver police reports, a 52-year-old woman was crossing north on Hastings street, when a pickup truck heading westbound on Princess Street hit her.

Police who arrived at the scene saw that the woman was seriously hurt, but they did not realize that her injuries were life threatening.

Unfortunately, the woman was hurt far worse than she appeared to be.

Hours after she was transported to a hospital, local authorities issued this news release: “police have now learned that the woman has tragically succumbed to her injuries in hospital.”

The pickup driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with authorities. Investigators did not believe that speeding, alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash.

The woman’s name has not been released. Her death was the third traffic accident fatality in Vancouver in 2013.

Just days earlier, another pedestrian accident took the life of a woman in West Vancouver. The accident occurred on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at around 6:30 p.m. at West 14th Street and Marine Drive. A SUV, traveling westbound on Marine Drive, struck a 62-year-old woman as she attempted to cross the street. According to witness reports, she was wearing dark clothing and was not crossing in a designated crosswalk.

The severely injured woman was transported to Lions Gat Hospital for treatment. Unfortunately, she passed away shortly after she arrived.

The Vancouver pedestrian accident lawyers at McComb Witten send sincere condolences to the families who lost loved ones in these tragic accidents.

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