Pedestrian accident victim's family reaches out to driver
The family of a pedestrian who was killed in Goulds has reached out to the person behind the wheel.
Charlie Ward, 54, was walking on Main Road around 11 p.m. on April 11.
It appears that Ward was heading east, with his back to traffic, when he was struck by a vehicle travelling in the same direction, near Keith's Diner, a business owned by members of Ward's family.
That section of road doesn't have any sidewalks.
The driver stopped right away, and ran into the diner for help.
A cousin of Ward's, who was working at the time, told CBC News that the driver was extremely upset. The driver said he had seen Ward walking, and wasn't sure how the collision had happened.
Ward was transported to hospital, but later died from his injuries.
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said speed and alcohol have been ruled out as causes of the accident.
Police said that Ward and the driver are both victims in this accident.
Ward's cousin told CBC News that on April 12, a member of Ward's family visited the grief-stricken driver to let him know that the family didn't blame him for him what happened, or bear him any ill will.
A funeral service will be held at St. Kevin's Church in Goulds on April 16.