Police seek witnesses in Burnaby crash that seriously injured pedestrian

A 37-year-old man suffered life-altering injuries, according to police.

A serious collision in Burnaby Friday evening left a pedestrian with “life-altering injuries,” and police are looking for witnesses.  

Just before 8 p.m. on Oct. 23, officers responded to a report that a pedestrian had been hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Gilley Avenue and Imperial Street, according to a Burnaby RCMP news release.

The pedestrian, a 37-year-old man, suffered “life-altering injuries” and was taken to hospital, according to the release.

The driver remained at the scene and continues to cooperate with the investigation, and investigators have ruled out alcohol as a factor, the release said.

But the investigation continues, and police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash or might have dashcam video in the area when it took place to contact the Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999.

To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Police are also urging drivers to look twice for pedestrians in low-light conditions and pedestrians to ensure they are visible, especially in the early morning and late evening.

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