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Pedestrian dead, another injured in pair of collisions

Lansdowne Road and Kwantlen Street—the site of one of two pedestrian collisions in Richmond late Thursday. - Google Maps photo
Lansdowne Road and Kwantlen Street—the site of one of two pedestrian collisions in Richmond late Thursday.
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One pedestrian is dead and another is recovering after two separate collisions Thursday afternoon.

An elderly Asian man wearing dark clothing was crossing No. 2 Road, south of Steveston Highway, outside of a crosswalk, when he was struck by a vehicle at 5:08 p.m., police say.

According to Richmond RCMP, the man was taken to hospital for treatment, but died early Friday morning.

Ten minutes later, Richmond RCMP were called to a second pedestrian collision at Lansdowne Road and Kwantlen Street.

A vehicle proceeding westbound on Lansdowne struck an Asian man who police say was walking diagonally across the street—outside of a crosswalk.

The pedestrian, who was wearing dark clothing, suffered a minor head injury and fractured leg. Police say he's anticipated to recover from his injuries.

Richmond RCMP Sgt. Roger Morrow said speed does not appear to be a factor in either collision. Visibility of the dark-clad pedestrians, however, does appear to be a cause.

"Pedestrians are again being reminded and requested to utilize marked crosswalks and be cognizant of the fact that in the evening hours they can be difficult to see by the motoring public," said Morrow in a news release Friday.

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