A woman is dead after she was struck by a vehicle while walking on a sidewalk in northwest Edmonton on Wednesday evening.
The Edmonton Police Service said it happened at around 10:05 p.m., at 142 Street just north of 153 Avenue.
Officers said a Subaru WRX that had been travelling north on 142 Street lost control and veered onto the east sidewalk where it struck the woman.
The woman, whose age has not been released, died at the scene, according to police.
The 31-year-old man who was driving the Subaru was transported to hospital with serious injuries that are not life-threatening.
Charges, including impaired driving, are pending against the driver.
Allison Tatham, president of the Edmonton chapter of Mothers Against Drinking and Driving, said she was frustrated to hear the allegation that the driver may have been impaired.
“It’s so frustrating that these events keep happening despite the messages that we keep putting out there,” she said. “Do not drive with alcohol. Do not drive with drugs. Just don’t drive if you’re impaired.”
A memorial has emerged in the area of 142 Street and 153 Avenue in Edmonton after a woman was hit and killed by a vehicle while walking on a sidewalk.
By Thursday afternoon, a small memorial had emerged at the scene with nearly a dozen bouquets of flowers tied to the fence by where the woman died.
“I walk and run my dog down here all the time,” Cam Ellingson said. “(It’s a) little bit nerve-racking to hear that’s what happened but I can’t imagine what the family of that woman is feeling today.”
The EPS Major Collision Investigations Section is investigating and looking to speak to witnesses.
Drivers were asked to avoid the area of 142 Street and 153 Avenue on Wednesday evening as police investigated the fatal collision.
Anyone with information should contact police at 780-423-4567 or by dialing #377 from a mobile phone.