An 85-year-old man is dead following an early-morning accident in Maple Ridge.
The accident occurred at 6:44 a.m.
Ridge Meadows RCMP say the man was walking south on the road, on 228th Street near Dewdney Trunk Road, when he was struck by a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter cargo van travelling in the same direction.
The man, whose name has not been released, died from his injuries.
Police say the cause of the accident is still under investigation but weather and road conditions are considered to be contributing factors, and police believe the pedestrian may have had a medical problem.
“It was a low impact collision,” Ridge Meadows RCMP Sgt. Brenda Gresiuk said. “Witnesses report that the van was not travelling very quickly.”
Speed and alcohol have been ruled out as contributing factors.
Source:: Vancouver Sun