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North Vancouver senior has died after being struck by driver at Ambleside last Wednesday

Investigators asking witnesses to come forward
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West Vancouver police and RCMP members investigate the scene of a collision that sent a pedestrian to hospital, Jan. 19, 2022.

The senior struck by a driver in Ambleside Park last week has died, according to West Vancouver police.

The incident happened around 1:25 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 19) in the crosswalk where 13th Street and Bellevue Avenue meet.

At the time, police said the driver, a 56-year-old West Vancouver man, was turning his Ford Raptor onto 13th when he struck a 71-year-old North Vancouver woman in the crosswalk.

Sadly, the victim did not survive, police confirmed on Monday.

“She unfortunately suffered quite significant injuries as a result of the incident, and she did pass away,” said Const. Kevin Goodmurphy, West Vancouver Police Department spokesman.

The RCMP’s Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service was called in to lead the investigation. Now police are renewing their call for any further witnesses to come forward.

The collision was captured on surveillance footage from the nearby condos, and several witnesses, including the driver, have given statements to police, but Goodmurphy said they want to have every possible account before ICARS members complete their report and decide about potential charges or violation tickets.

“We’re looking for anybody who was in the area who may have something, whether it be dashcam footage or information, to come forward,” he said.

Witnesses can contact police at 604-925-7300 (File 22-587). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous, is asked to call 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip through the Crime Stoppers website.