A 50-year-old woman has died in hospital after being struck by a vehicle in north Edmonton Saturday afternoon.
It happened around 2:15 p.m. in a shopping centre parking lot near 137 Ave and 135 St.
According to police, the woman was walking towards a nearby store when she was hit.
“The female was subsequently struck by a vehicle crossing into the parking lot as she was trying to make her way into some of the businesses here,” Cst. Pierre Lemire of the Edmonton Police Service said.
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A 32-year old woman driving a Ford Escape stopped at a five-way stop sign marked intersection to allow the woman to cross, police said.
“At the same time, a 79-year-old male driver of a Kia Sportage proceeded through the intersection, striking the Ford Escape from behind, causing the Kia to accelerate across a curb and rock median striking the woman and driving over top of her,” police said in a release Saturday evening.
Firefighters had to pull the woman from beneath the vehicle after she became pinned under the Kia.
“It would appear that one vehicle had stopped to allow the pedestrian to go by, unfortunately the other vehicle failed to negoiate properly and subsequently drove around the first vehicle striking the female,” Cst. Lemire said.
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She was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital where she died of her injuries.
Lemire said the family had been notified but the victim’s name would not be released at this time.
Charges are pending against the 79-year-old driver.