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Update: Burnaby pedestrian 'critical but stable' after May long weekend crash

Police looking for witnesses and dashcam video after crash on Hastings Street sent 21-year-old man to hospital Sunday night.
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Police are investigating a May long weekend crash that critically injured a pedestrian in North Burnaby.

Just before 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Burnaby RCMP officers came upon the scene of an accident that had just happened in the 6600 block of Hastings Street, according to a police news release.

A 2019 white Ford Edge SUV had been travelling eastbound on Hastings Street when it struck a lone pedestrian crossing the street, the release said.

The 21-year-old man, who police say was not on a crosswalk when he was hit, was taken to hospital with injuries described as “life-threatening.”

As of Tuesday afternoon, he was in “critical but stable” condition, police said.

The driver remained at the scene of the accident and is cooperating with the investigation, according to police.

They said speed and impairment are not believed to have been factors in the accident.

Burnaby RCMP are now asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash or have dashcam video of Hastings Street near Sperling Avenue between 11 p.m. and midnight on May 22 to contact the detachment at 604-646-9999.

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