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West Van driver faces Motor Vehicle Act charge in fatal collision with senior

71-year-old pedestrian was at crosswalk near Ambleside Park in West Vancouver when she was hit. She later died of her injuries.
West Vancouver police and RCMP members investigate the scene of a collision that sent a pedestrian to hospital, Jan. 19, 2022. The pedestrian later died.| Matt Blair / North Shore News

A 57-year-old West Vancouver driver is facing a charge of driving without due care and attention under the Motor Vehicle Act in connection with a fatal collision which killed a North Vancouver senior a year ago.

The driver was turning his Ford Raptor onto 13th Street on Jan. 19, 2022, around 1:25 p.m. when he struck a 71-year-old woman who was at the crosswalk where 13th Street and Bellevue Avenue meet, near Ambleside Park in West Vancouver.

The woman suffered what police described as “significant injuries” and later died.

The RCMP’s Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service was called in to lead the investigation.

The collision was also captured on surveillance footage from nearby condos, and several witnesses, including the driver, gave statements to police, the police said at the time.

A single charge of driving without due care and attention was sworn against Zhiqiang Peng on Jan. 16. He is scheduled to make a first appearance in North Vancouver court Feb. 8.

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