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Coquitlam RCMP seek witnesses in fatal pedestrian accident involving senior

Coquitlam RCMP are seeking witnesses or dash cam footage of the incident that took place along Clarke Road near Smith Avenue between 9:15 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 7.
Coquitlam RCMP are seeking dash cam footage in a pedestrian fatality that occurred Sunday, May 7.

Coquitlam RCMP is investigating a fatal accident involving a motorcycle and an elderly pedestrian that occurred the morning of Sunday (May 7) in the Burquitlam neighbourhood.

According to a police press release, Mounties received the call at 9:34 a.m. to attend the area of Clarke Road and Smith Avenue after a motorcycle struck a pedestrian.

The motorcycle was travelling westbound on Clarke Road as the pedestrian was crossing Clarke Road near the McDonald's restaurant, located at 531 Clarke Rd. in Coquitlam.

The motorcycle collided with an 83-year-old pedestrian, who was transported to hospital and later succumbed to their injuries.

The driver of the motorcycle remained on scene to speak with police.

The Coquitlam General Investigative Section (GIS) has taken on the file and victim services has been engaged, according to RCMP.

Witnesses are asked to come forward to aid in the investigation.

“If you witnessed this incident and have not spoken to police, our investigators would like to speak with you,” said Cpl. Alexa Hodgins, media relations officer
with the Coquitlam RCMP.

“If you have dash cam, cellphone or any video of the area, please reach out to the Coquitlam RCMP to speak with police.”

Coquitlam RCMP are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or may have video between 9:15 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 7 along Clark Road near Smith Avenue in Coquitlam to contact the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550, quoting file number 2023-11691.