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Elderly pedestrian dies after being run over by a driver in Burnaby

An 88-year-old woman had died after being struck by a driver in Burnaby on Wednesday afternoon.
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 An 88-year-old woman died after being struck by a driver in what many call Burnaby’s worst intersection. Photo by Shane Mackichan An 88-year-old woman died after being struck by a driver in what many call Burnaby’s worst intersection. Photo by Shane Mackichan

An 88-year-old woman had died after being struck by a driver in Burnaby on Wednesday afternoon.

The accident happened at 1 p.m. at the intersection of Willingdon and Beresford - what some consider Burnaby's worst intersection.

“The driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian remained on scene and is cooperating with the police investigation,” said a news release.

The victim was transported to the hospital where she later died.

"While the circumstances of what led up to the collision are still under investigation, alcohol and speed are not believed to be factors in this collision," add authorities.

Police are asking that anyone who may have witnessed this collision or potentially have dash cam video in the area when the collision took place to contact Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999 or if you wish to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).The elderly woman was struck by the driver of a SUV that was turning right to head south on Willingdon.

This past summer, the City of Burnaby made numerous changes to this intersection following years of complaints from area residents. The intersection involved drivers on Beresford trying to inch across Willingdon, so the city put up barriers to stop east-west traffic. Drivers heading north on Willingdon are able to turn left.

Fencing was erected to stop people from crossing, forcing them to go north to the light.