According to the Province newspaper a woman has died after being struck by a car this afternoon in Kitsilano.
Shortly before 12:30 p.m., a 67 year-old driver was attempting to parallel park his vehicle on the north side of the-2800 block West Broadway when, for an unknown reason, the car accelerated, striking a 52 year-old woman who was walking westbound on the sidewalk. The woman was pinned between the vehicle and a storefront. She was rushed to hospital but succumbed to her injuries.
Initial police reports say speed and alcohol are not considered to be factors. The driver remained at the scene and is co-operating with investigators. The car will undergo mechanical testing.
The Vancouver Police Department Collision Investigation Unit is looking into the incident. Investigators are asking for any witnesses to contact them at 604-717-3012.
Last modified: June 12, 2012