Pedestrian dies after 2-car accident near BCIT in Burnaby
UPDATE: Burnaby RCMP are looking for witnesses in the accident that killed Shiloh Johnston, the 22-year-old from Coquitlam hit in the crash. They specifically hope to speak to two drivers who were near the scene – one in a red vehicle leaving the northwest parking lot of BCIT, and one in a black pickup travelling eastbound on Canada Way. Anyone who has information is asked to call Cpl. Jason Bayer at 604-294-7922.
VANCOUVER – Shiloh Johnston, who was struck by a car while she was walking along the road in Burnaby on Tuesday, has now died from her injuries.
RCMP say two cars collided near Canada Way and Gardner Court around 1:30 p.m. The collision sent one car into a telephone pole, hitting the 22-year-old Johnston. Police say she was thrown a “substantial distance.”
Five people were hurt in the accident near the BCIT campus and were taken to hospital with a variety of injuries.
Seven ambulances were dispatched to the scene.
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The second car crashed into a nearby bus stop, but luckily no one was waiting at the stop at the time.
RCMP say, at this time, there is no indication the two cars involved were racing. One pulled on to Canada Way shortly before the crash, but it is still not known how the accident happened.
“The crash scene was over three-quarters of a block from one end to the other,” says S/ Sgt. John Buis of Burnaby RCMP. “It was quite horrific.”
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