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Pedestrian killed in Vancouver

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Police are reminding people to be extra cautious on our roads this time of year as a woman in her 30s was hit and killed by a car near W. 10th Avenue and MacDonald Street.  It happened around 3 a.m.

Witnesses say the woman and a friend were walking on W. 10th Avenue when the victim, who was trailing her friend, was hit by a BMW.

It’s not known if weather played a factor and police are still looking into whether the woman was on the street when she was hit.

This is the second traffic fatality of the year.  A teen was struck and killed at the intersection of Hastings and Nanaimo Streets last week.

“In poor weather conditions it is critical for both pedestrians and drivers to raise their awareness and remember to watch out for each other in the roadway at all times,” says Constable Jana McGuinness.

Adam Grossman with ICBC says often times people just aren’t paying attention and we need to just slow down.  “We want to rush to get on that bus, we want to rush to get inside our office building, we want to rush to get home.  So we’re running around the roadside perhaps quicker than we normally would and that heightens the sense of danger.” 

Anyone with information is asked to call the VPD Collision Investigation Unit at 604-717-3012.