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On November 3,2011 at 2044 hrs Masset RCMP received a report of a 67 yrs old pedestrian being struck by a vehicle on Raven Ave. in Old Massett.
Members of Masset RCMP arrived on scene and found the elderly male victim unconscious and suffering from life threatening injuries. Members of Old Massett Fire Rescue and several bystanders provided first aid to the victim until BC Ambulance Service were able to take over care and transport to Masset Hospital. Unfortunately the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased shortly after being admitted to hospital.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the victim stopped immediately and he has been cooperating with the police investigation. Several witnesses have been interviewed as the Masset RCMP are attempting to find how this tragic incident took place. The Preliminary investigation has found that speed and alcohol were not factors. RCMP North District Traffic Services accident reconstructionist, the BC Coroners service and BC Motor Vehicle Inspection are also assisting with the investigation.
Masset RCMP is asking anyone with any information regarding this tragedy to please contact the detachment at 250-626-3991.