Nfld. & Labrador

Man dies from injuries days after being struck while crossing St. John's street

A 63-year-old pedestrian was hit by a vehicle while crossing Elizabeth Avenue last week but at the time was believed to have non-life-threatening injuries.

Police asking people in Elizabeth Avenue area to review dashcam, CCTV video from Jan. 4

Police say the man was believed to have been crossing Elizabeth Avenue near the where the yellow house, on the right, is pictured. (Mark Quinn/CBC)

Police are appealing to witnesses for help investigating a fatal collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle in St. John's.

In a release Friday, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said officers responded to the scene of a collision on a busy stretch of Elizabeth Avenue on Jan. 4. Police say a man was struck by a vehicle as he crossed the road.

When officers arrived just after 5 p.m., the pedestrian, a 63-year-old man, was believed to have non-life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital, the release said.

But police say he died of complications related to those injuries five days later.

An RNC spokesperson confirmed the driver remained at the scene and spoke to police.

On Saturday, a man was reportedly hit by a car, while crossing at this precise location on Elizabeth Avenue, where another pedestrian is pictured walking across the road. (Mark Quinn/CBC)

Investigators are asking anyone in the area of 239 Elizabeth Ave. who saw or recorded the incident to contact police.

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