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Vancouver Police investigate city’s first pedestrian fatal of the year

A collision in downtown Vancouver on Sunday, January 19 has claimed the life of a female and left one male in hospital with serious injuries. Vancouver Police are continuing to investigate.

At around 5:20 p.m., a Vancouver woman and her husband, both in their 70s, were walking in a marked crosswalk at Pacific Street and Richards Street when they were struck by a delivery van, as it made a left turn onto Pacific Street.

The driver of the van, a 37-year-old man from Surrey, remained at the scene and is cooperating with police.

The VPD’s Collision Investigation Unit is gathering evidence and speaking with witnesses. Anyone with dash-cam footage who was driving in the area at the time of the collision, or anyone who may have witnessed the collision, is asked to call investigators at 604-717-3012.

This is the first pedestrian fatality in Vancouver in 2020.