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West Vancouver Pedestrian Accident Kills a Coquitlam Woman

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Posted on Mar 23, 2013

A Vancouver pedestrian accident lawyer at McComb Witten recently saw the sad story of a pedestrian, struck and killed while crossing the street in West Vancouver. It happened at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, in the 1400 block of Marine Drive.

A 62-year-old woman from Coquitlam was walking down the street and crossed Marine Drive—witness reports suggest she was jaywalking. According to police, she was struck by an SUV that was traveling westbound.

The West Vancouver Police Department responded to a number of simultaneous emergency calls, along with fire and ambulance workers. Rescue workers rushed the woman to Lions Gate Hospital, but she did not survive the ordeal. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Witnesses said the woman, whose identity was not released, was dressed in dark clothing. She may have been difficult to see at that time of the evening.

Police say it is likely that the SUV was going the speed limit—they have no plans to file charges against the driver. The Lower Mainland Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Services and the West Vancouver Police Department are still investigating the accident.

West Vancouver Police Department spokesman Constable Jeff Palmer said, "From the witness statements we've taken so far, the vehicle was travelling under the speed limit. It was dark clothing and crossing suddenly at a point away from the crosswalk (that contributed to the accident)."

The Vancouver car crash lawyers at McComb Witten offer sincere condolences to the woman’s family and friends, who have suffered a tragic loss.

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