February 12, 2018 12:58 pm
Updated: February 13, 2018 11:10 am

Pedestrian in Campbellford dies after being struck by commercial truck

A Hastings woman is dead after she was struck by a commercial truck in downtown Campbellford, Ont.

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A woman was killed after she was struck by a commercial truck in downtown Campbellford on Monday morning.

The accident happened around 11 a.m. at the intersection of Bridge St. E. and Front St. N near the Campbellford bridge, approximately 55 kilometres south east of Peterborough.

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A 56-year-old Trent Hills woman was transported to the nearby Campbellford Memorial Hospital where was pronounced deceased, according to Northumberland OPP.

Witnesses tell CHEX News the woman was walking when she stepped off of the sidewalk and onto the street and was struck by the eastbound Canadian Diabetes Association truck which slammed on its brakes. The vehicle dragged the woman several metres, witnesses say.

The bridge was  closed and several detours were in place as OPP investigated the collision.

“East side downtown to be closed for a number of hours,” said Const. Steven Bates.

Bridge Street reopened around 4 p.m.

On Tuesday, OPP identified the victim as Lisa Anne Bredin, 56, of Hastings.

“The investigation continues into the cause of the collision,” said Bates.

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