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Vancouver Records First Pedestrian Fatality Of 2017

An 87-year-old pedestrian has died from injuries sustained in a collision on May 29 near the entrance to Granville Island. This is Vancouver’s first pedestrian fatality of 2017.

At around 5:30 p.m. on May 28, 2017, a blue Mazda 3 was travelling west on West 4th Avenue at Anderson Street and allegedly failed to stop at a red light, hitting three pedestrians in the crosswalk. All three — ages 87, 15, and 15 — were taken to hospital with various injuries.

One of the 15-year-old boys suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, and the other had minor injuries. The elderly man was rushed to hospital in serious condition and unfortunately died of his injuries on July 5.

The 21-year-old driver from Surrey was arrested at the scene for suspected impaired driving and charges are anticipated.