Edmonton police said an investigation was underway, after a pedestrian on a mobility scooter was struck by a concrete mixer and succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

EPS said officers were called to the collision in the area of 97 Street and 114 Avenue at about 1 p.m. Wednesday.

An 82-year-old man, who was riding his mobility scooter, was crossing the road southbound, when he was hit by a concrete mixer truck.

“It’s believed that the elderly male was leaving his residence at the time when the collision occurred,” EPS spokesperson Noreen Remtulla said in an interview with CTV News.

He was treated on the scene and taken to hospital by paramedics, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Charges are pending against the driver of the truck.

The truck belonged to Rolling Mix Concrete Ltd. – CTV News reached out to the company for comment, and VP Nick Burak issued a statement in response:

“The investigation into this is underway and we are working closely with the EPS. We are also performing a thorough investigation internally. As the investigation is still underway, no decision has been made in regard to the driver. Given the tragic nature of this incident, the driver is currently taking time off. Our sympathies go out to the individual’s family and friends at this difficult and tragic time.”

With files from David Ewasuk