Man strikes, kills daughter as he tries to park near Ottawa hospital

A 54-year-old woman from Trenton, Ont., has died after she was struck just outside The Ottawa Hospital's Civic campus as her father was trying to park the vehicle.

Family was visiting another relative at Civic hospital when crash happened, witness says

A 54-year-old woman was struck by a black Ford Flex crossover on Saturday morning and she suffered life-threatening injuries. (David Gerow/CBC)

A 54-year-old woman has died after her father, trying to park the vehicle, struck her near The Ottawa Hospital’s Civic campus Saturday morning.

Paramedics responded to a call for a pedestrian struck on Parkdale Avenue between Inglewood Place and Ruskin Street at 10:23 a.m., right outside the hospital just west of downtown Ottawa.

The driver of a black Ford Flex crossover struck the woman and her vital signs were absent when paramedics arrived, they said.

She sustained multi-system traumatic injuries and paramedics began aggressive advance life support. The woman was then taken to the hospital’s trauma centre where she later died from her injuries.

A witness said a Trenton, Ont., man in his 80s was trying to park the vehicle as he was visiting a family member at the hospital.

His daughter, the crash victim, was helping him park when he struck her, a witness said.

Ottawa police closed Parkdale between Ruskin and Carling Avenue to investigate, but they reopened the road just after 4 p.m. ET Saturday.