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78-year-old woman dies in hospital after being struck by SUV

The death marks the city's seventh pedestrian fatality of the year.
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Police are investigating after a 78-year-old Vancouver woman died of her injuries in hospital on July 26 after being hit by a vehicle while crossing the street. VPD believe driver impairment was a factor in the collision. (File photo)

A 78-year-old woman died Tuesday (July 26) night after being struck by a vehicle, marking the city's seventh pedestrian fatality of the year.

According to the Vancouver Police Department (VPD), the woman was crossing Beach Avenue on Broughton Street when she was struck by a white Nissan SUV in the middle of the street just before 8 p.m. She was taken to hospital where she passed away from her injuries. 

The driver of the vehicle, a 30-year-old man, was arrested and has since been released on a future court date. 

Vancouver police are investigating the incident and believe that driver impairment was a factor in the collision. 

Anyone who was witness to the incident or who has dash-came video between 7:30 and 8 p.m. on July 26 is asked to call VPD’s Collision Investigation Unit at 604-717-3012.

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