Pedestrian dies in hospital after being struck by truck
73-year-old woman succumbed to her injuries on Sunday morning
A 73-year-old woman died in the hospital on Sunday morning after she was hit by a truck Saturday afternoon in the west end.
The woman was crossing the street at a marked crosswalk on 170 Street and 95 Avenue around 4:20 p.m. when she was struck by a Toyota Tundra.
EMS treated the woman on the scene. She was transported to hospital in serious condition.
The woman died early Sunday morning. The 42-year-old male driver of the truck did not report any injuries in the incident.
Edmonton Police Service (EPS) said speed and alcohol were not factors in the collision. The EPS Major Collision Investigation Unit is still investigating the incident.
"This is an unfortunate reminder for motorists and pedestrians to always look out for others on the roadways," said Staff Sgt. Gary Lamont of the EPS Traffic Section. "Pedestrian collisions happen way too often, and many pedestrians are struck when they are crossing the street with the right of way.
"It is important that motorists and pedestrians pay attention and make eye contact with each other before moving forward. We share the roads and need to look out for each other."
This is Edmonton's third pedestrian fatality and 10th traffic fatality of the year.