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Senior dies after getting hit by car

A 75-year-old woman who was crossing No. 1 Road on Feb. 16 during dark and wet conditions, died of her injuries, and became the second pedestrian fatality of 2012 in Richmond.

Richmond RCMP Cpl. Sherrdean Turley said police received a call about the collision around 6:30 p.m. on that Thursday evening.

The victim was not in the crosswalk, police said, and was crossing No. 1 Road just south of Blundell Road.

A southbound vehicle struck the woman, who was propelled into the path of a northbound vehicle, which also struck her.

She was taken to Vancouver General Hospital, and died shortly thereafter, Turley said.

“At the time of the collision the roadways were wet as it was raining lightly, it was dark and the pedestrian was wearing dark, non-reflective clothing,” she said.

Investigators noted there was a marked crosswalk just north of where the collision occurred.

Turley reminded pedestrians to dress appropriately during the dark winter conditions, and to exercise caution while crossing the street. She also urged drivers to slow down during slick conditions.

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