South Asian pedestrian dies after being struck mid-block on East 57th Avenue in Vancouver

Photos b y SUKHWANT SINGH DHILLON
Photos by SUKHWANT SINGH DHILLON

(This is an updated story)

 

VANCOUVER Police are investigating a collision between a car and a South Asian pedestrian that has claimed the life of a 38-year-old Vancouver man.

Just after 7 p.m. on Saturday evening, a pedestrian was walking north, crossing East 57th Avenue mid-block near Prince Edward Street when a grey Honda Civic driving west struck the pedestrian.

The pedestrian sustained serious injuries and later died in hospital. The driver of the Honda remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

East 57th Avenue was closed in both directions between Fraser Street and St. George Street for many hours.

Community members say the victim was only about 30 years old and had come to Canada just three years ago. He has some young kids.

Anyone with information about this collision, including dash-cam video, is asked to call the VPD’S Collision Investigation Unit at 604-717-3012.