Woman hit and killed while crossing street in Kitsilano

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A woman in her thirties was struck and killed while crossing the street near West 10th Avenue and MacDonald Street around 3am this morning. Police say the woman was following behind a friend when she was hit by a BMW. The driver of the vehicle is co-operating with investigators.

Last modified: January 16, 2011

3 Responses to " Woman hit and killed while crossing street in Kitsilano "

  1. Neil Young says:

    We seriously need to slow down traffic on 10th. Broadway is the thoroughfare and should be used accordingly.

    Don’t believe me? Go to any crosswalk on 10th between MacDonald and Alma, save Blenheim, and see how many drivers blast through this residential area.

  2. Paulo says:

    @Neil, I agree with you about speeds in that area. Also problematic is how 12th/10th/MacDonald meet at a angle, making visibility tough at times. Do note, however, that Broadway is not the only thoroughfare in that neighbourhood. Once traffic from 12th (a main traffic route, during rush hour at least) curves up onto 10th, 10th becomes one of the main routes into UBC.

  3. Angela Squires says:

    I drive on 10th a lot and proceed very defensively at 30kph because of pedestrians, the bumpy road and parking on both sides of the street. I park on 10th to shop and agree with Neil that drivers need to slow down; be prepared to stop for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles entering 10th. By the way I’m driving a 27ft RV! On Broadway at night I’ve seen suicidal pedestrians, from the bars presumably, crossing without looking for traffic.
    Anyone know if the city is considering how to improve that 12th/McDonald intersection? A limit from Macdonald to Alma of 30kph would be a start on increasing safety.