Pedestrian dies after downtown collision
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Laine Mitchell , CTV Edmonton
Published Sunday, November 4, 2018 7:49PM MST
Last Updated Monday, November 5, 2018 2:17PM MST
The 88-year-old pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle in Chinatown Sunday night has died.
The collision happened around 5:45 p.m. in the area of 97 Street, where the senior was crossing from the east side to the west side at an unmarked crosswalk near 106A Avenue. Witnesses told police a white 2013 Nissan NV2500 van struck the man and continued driving south.
The senior was rushed to hospital, where he died.
EPS found the damaged, unoccupied vehicle a few blocks away from the collision location a short while later.
The Major Collision Investigation Section continues to investigate.
The area was closed for a period of time Sunday night.
While police were still on scene, another man who was walking in the area was hit and taken to hospital with minor injuries.
That driver was charged for failing to yield.