An 86-year-old Abbotsford woman has died in hospital after being hit by a car last week.
The elderly woman was in a crosswalk at the intersection of King and McKenzie roads on Thursday at 10 a.m. when she was struck by a Nissan Pathfinder SUV making a left turn, said Const. Ian MacDonald.
Initially, the pedestrian who was conscious and alert upon her arrival in hospital was expected to survive her injuries, which included a broken hip, said MacDonald.
However, the incident "ultimately proved tragic", and the woman died in hospital on Saturday, he said.
The 52-year-old female driver of the Nissan was issued violations for failing to yield to a pedestrian and driving without due care and attention.
However, the APD collision reconstructionists are now investigating and more charges may result, said MacDonald.
"It's too early to say what charges may follow," he said.
"[The investigators] will do everything from a mechanical inspection of the vehicle to determining the speed of the collision."
The woman who died is just one of five pedestrians struck since Thursday, said MacDonald.
"Two collisions have involved seniors in crosswalks where the offending vehicle is making a left hand turn," he said.
The other pedestrian, a 72-year-old man who suffered head injuries, was struck while in a crosswalk on Gladwin Road on Friday at 7:30 p.m. by a Ford 150 pickup.
MacDonald cautioned drivers to take a second look for pedestrians at intersections.
"We've said it before, there's a high correlation between left hand turns and crashes but now we're seeing it with pedestrians."
Witnesses to the collision involving the pedestrian at King Road should contact the APD at 604-859-5225.