Pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle in downtown Prince Rupert

A pedestrian that was struck by a vehicle in downtown Prince Rupert on Dec. 2 has passed away as a result of the accident.

On Dec. 2, 2012 at approximately 6:10 p.m. members of the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment responded to a complaint of a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of 3rd Avenue West and 8th Street in Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Upon arrival at scene police determined that a collision had occurred between a vehicle that had been traveling Westbound on 3rd Avenue West and a pedestrian that had been walking Southbound through the intersection.  As a result of the collision the pedestrian sustained major injuries and later succumbed to those injuries at the Prince Rupert Hospital.

“It is with a profound sadness that we are having to inform the public of this incident, and our condolences go out to the family and friends affected by this tragic event”, stated Cst. Matt Ericson, spokesman for the Prince Rupert RCMP.

“At this stage of the investigation it appears as though poor visibility and weather conditions may have been contributing factors , and that speed and alcohol did not play any role in this collision “.

The Prince Rupert RCMP is wanting to remind the public that during the winter months visibility can be drastically reduced due to less daylight hours and extreme weather conditions.  Motorist are asked to be vigilant and slow down when driving in winter conditions, and pedestrians are asked to keep themselves visible by avoiding dark clothing or wearing reflective materials.

As this investigation is ongoing, the Prince Rupert RCMP is asking anyone that may have information regarding this incident to contact the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment at 250-627-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

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