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Richmond senior struck and killed crossing road

A Richmond man, 86, died Sunday morning of injuries he sustained when he was struck by a car while crossing No. 3 Road. - Martin van den Hemel photo
A Richmond man, 86, died Sunday morning of injuries he sustained when he was struck by a car while crossing No. 3 Road.
— image credit: Martin van den Hemel photo

An 86-year-old man died of injuries he suffered when he was struck while crossing No. 3 Road near Williams Road on Sunday morning.

According to Richmond Mounties, police received a report around 9 a.m. that a pedestrian had been struck near Ryan Road, between Williams and Steveston Highway.

"Indications are that the pedestrian was crossing the road and was not using a crosswalk when he was struck by a northbound vehicle," Richmond RCMP Cpl. Sherrdean Turley said.

The man was taken to Vancouver General Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

RCMP are continuing their investigation, but Turley said that it doesn't appear that alcohol and speed are factors.

Police aren't releasing the name of the victim, pending notification of next of kin.

This is the second pedestrian fatality in less than a month, and so police are urging drivers and pedestrians to be cautious on the roads and practice road and pedestrian safety.

—Martin van den Hemel

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