31-year-old visitor to Canada struck by Richmond driver: RCMP

Richmond RCMP are investigating a serious collision involving a 31-year-old pedestrian who was struck Tuesday evening.

At around 6 p.m. on Jan. 8, Mounties say they were called to the area around St. Albans Road near General Currie Road. According to the RCMP, a 66-year-old Richmond man, driving a 2018 Nissan SUV had collided with a woman who was visiting Canada. She is currently in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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The area was cordoned off for several hours on Tuesday allowing police to investigate.

“This is our first major pedestrian collision of 2019. We sincerely wish to remind everyone to exercise special care whether you are in a vehicle, on bicycle or on foot,” said Cpl. Dennis Hwang in a press release.

“This was a very traumatic and unfortunate ordeal. It was heartwarming to see the community help and provide comfort to the injured.”

The driver is cooperating with police and alcohol or drugs are not considered factors.

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