Port Alberni RCMP investigating fatal pedestrian collision

Port Alberni

2021-02-10 16:09 PST

File # 2021-1391

On February 10, 2020 just after 12pm Port Alberni RCMP frontline members were called to a single vehicle collision involving a pedestrian at the intersection of Johnston Road and Tebo Avenue in Port Alberni.

Several witnesses to the collision remained on scene all of whom advised that the pedestrian was in the process of crossing Johnston Road in the cross-walk when he was struck by a GMC pickup truck making a left hand turn.

Once on scene members located the pedestrian, an 80 year-old man from Port Alberni suffering from serious injuries. He was transported by BC Ambulance for emergency treatment however later succumbed to his injuries. BC Coroners services has been advised.

The driver and sole occupant of the pickup remained on scene and was cooperative with police says Corporal Chris Manseau, BC RCMP media relations office. The cause of the collision is still under investigation, and no charges have been laid. Investigators are reaching out to motorists and pedestrians who witnessed or, may have video leading up to the crash to contact the Port Alberni RCMP

Port Alberni RCMP Frontline members are being assisted by a Traffic Analyst from the Integrated Collision Analyst and Reconstruction Service.

Released by

Cpl. Chris Manseau

Division Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-3791
Cell: 250-413-7954

Email: chris.manseau@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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