February 28, 2019
Update – pedestrian collision in Tsawwassen
The pedestrian in the collision that occurred February 26 remains in hospital with life-threatening injuries. He is a Richmond resident in his fifties, and his next of kin has been notified of his condition.
Early indications are that the collision was simply a tragic accident, with the pedestrian apparently falling from the sidewalk into the path of traffic on 56th Street, and striking a passing tandem dump truck.
“At this point it does not appear that the driver of the dump trunk was speeding, distracted, impaired or had committed any intersection violation,” says Cris Leykauf, spokesperson for Delta Police.
Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police are asked to contact lead investigator Constable Grayson Smith by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-946-4411 and request to leave a message for him.
Original release is below…
February 26, 2019
Police investigating pedestrian collision in Tsawwassen
Delta Police are investigating after a man was struck in the afternoon, February 26, near 16th Ave and 56th Street in Tsawwassen.
The man was struck by a tandem dump trunk. 56th Street has been shut down between 14-16th Avenues.
The driver of the dump trunk remained on scene.
“The pedestrian has been taken to hospital with what appear to be serious injuries,” says Cris Leykauf, spokesperson for Delta Police. “The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.”