October 29, 2018
Pedestrian struck and killed after late night collision
Police were called to the 7200 Block of River Road in the Tilbury area just before 11:30 pm on October 27, 2018 after a pedestrian was struck by a bus. Emergency health services also attended.
The bus was travelling eastbound, and it was raining and dark at the time of the crash.
The pedestrian, who is a male in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene. He appears to have been struck while attempting to cross River Road. The driver of the charter bus remained on the scene. There were no passengers on the bus at the time of the crash.
“Police are actively investigating this crash, and are asking for any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police, or for anyone who may have relevant dash cam video, to contact Delta Police at 604-946-4411,” says Cris Leykauf, public affairs coordinator for Delta Police.
The man’s next of kin has not yet been located by police, so further details are not being released at this time.
“Delta Police are very troubled to experience a second pedestrian fatality in our city in less than a week,” says Leykauf. “We also had another instance on the weekend where a driver struck a pedestrian in North Delta, fortunately resulting only in a minor injury.”
Pedestrians venturing out at night are urged to have reflective clothing or lights, so they can be easily seen. Drivers need to be aware that now that days are shorter, and often gloomy, that pedestrians can be hard to spot, particularly if they are wearing dark clothing.