A driver is cooperating after a pedestrian was seriously hurt in a collision with a truck


2020-02-19 09:09 PST

File # 2020-4609

The Coquitlam RCMP is investigating after a woman was struck by a pickup truck as she was walking across Nelson Street at Ridgeway Avenue in Coquitlam. Anybody who was saw the collision and has not yet spoken to police is being asked to come forward.

The collision happened just before 3:45 p.m. on February 18, 2020, and the initial investigation shows that the pickup truck was making a left turn when the 71-year-old pedestrian was knocked down. The pedestrian, a Coquitlam woman, has serious injuries but it is hoped she will recover.

We often don’t think twice about left turns because they are so routine, but left turns are one of the most high-risk manoeuvers on the road, says Corporal Michael McLaughlin. If safety is the goal, all road users need to be extra-aware and take extra care when someone is turning left.

Due to the serious nature of the pedestrian’s injuries, the Coquitlam RCMP Criminal Collision Investigation Team (CCIT) is leading the investigation. At this early stage there is no evidence that suggests impairment or speed are factors in this collision.

The driver of the pickup truck is an 84-year-old Coquitlam man who is not known to police. He is cooperating fully with the investigation.

If you saw the immediate moments leading up to the collision, or the collision itself, please call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency number at 604-945-1550 and ask for the CCIT (file 2020-4620). Dash-cam video is also especially useful.

Released by

Cpl. Michael McLaughlin

Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP
coquitlam.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y5
Office: 604-945-1580

Email: coquitlam_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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