Elderly woman struck and killed by truck in west end
Edmonton police are investigating after an elderly woman was struck and killed by a Dodge truck in west Edmonton Friday night.
At approximately 8:15 p.m., the 69-year-old woman got off an ETS bus carrying groceries on the northwest corner of Webber Greens Drive and Lews Greens Drive, police say.
She was hit by a Dodge Dakota truck as she was crossing Webber Greens Drive, according to police.
Several witnesses attempted life-saving procedures until emergency services arrived, but paramedics declared the woman dead on the scene. The 25-year-old male driver of the truck was not injured in the incident.
Phil Doroshuk, who lives around the corner from the crosswalk, said it was just a matter of time before a serious collision happened at the busy intersection.
"Part of the issue is the curve [of the road]," said Doroshuk. It doesn't really make it conducive to a long view of people crossing."
Brandi Tkach, who walks her dog in the area regularly, said the woman's death should be a reminder for drivers to slow down.
"Even actually today — just seconds ago — one guy was honking at the other guy for going too slow," she said. "The first thing I thought of was the lady that passed away last night."
The Edmonton Police Service Major Collisions unit is investigating and believes alcohol was not a factor. Police said it is not known at this time whether there will be charges against the driver.