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Burnaby driver strikes pedestrian in Lynn Valley crosswalk

The collision should serve as a warning for all drivers, North Vancouver RCMP says
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The North Vancouver crosswalk at Lynn Valley Road at Highway 1 where a driver struck a pedestrian, May 3, 2022.

North Vancouver RCMP says a Burnaby driver will likely be ticketed after she struck a pedestrian crossing Lynn Valley Road.

The incident happened at 5 p.m. on Tuesday (May 3). Police say the victim was in the marked crosswalk just north of the Upper Levels Highway overpass, near the westbound on-ramp. A northbound driver in the right lane had stopped to let the woman safely cross, but a driver in the left lane failed to stop and clipped the pedestrian with the mirror of her car, said Sgt. Peter DeVries, North Vancouver RCMP spokesperson.

The victim was taken to hospital to be checked over but managed to avoid serious injuries, DeVries said.

As of Thursday, the file was still under investigation but it’s likely the driver, a 45-year-old Burnaby woman, will be ticketed for failure to yield at a crosswalk, DeVries said. That carries a $145 fine.

The collision should serve as a warning to all drivers, DeVries said, particularly when they are approaching crosswalks on streets with more than two lanes.

“Drivers really have to pay attention in these situations. These are very classic, dangerous situations for pedestrians,” he said. “Definitely, drivers have to be aware.”

The crosswalk on that stretch of Lynn Valley Road spans four lanes, with a pedestrian "island," or median, in the middle but does not have a pedestrian crossing warning light.

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