BURNABY (NEWS 1130) – A 15-year-old girl has died after being hit by a car in Burnaby this morning.
According to Mounties, a vehicle heading north on Cariboo Road struck the girl just after 7:00 a.m. near the Highway 1 overpass. Burnaby RCMP say the driver involved stayed at the scene and is cooperating with officers.
The girl is believed to have been an international student, and investigators say she was not attending school in that city. No other details about her are being released at this time.
There’s still no word on what caused the collision. Mounties have the area blocked off as the investigation continues. They are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact them at 604-646-9999 and speak to Burnaby Traffic Services.
In a release, the RCMP urges “all road users to remain vigilant during the winter months.”
“Burnaby RCMP Traffic Services responded to three other less serious incidents this morning involving pedestrians & cyclists struck by vehicles,” the department wrote.
“Pedestrian crashes spike dramatically in the fall and winter months because of the shorter daylight hours and poor weather. Burnaby RCMP urges pedestrians, cyclists and drivers to remain alert in low light and wet weather conditions. Pedestrians should wear reflective clothing, use crosswalks and intersections and make eye contact with drivers when crossing the street. Drivers, please be on the lookout for pedestrians and cyclists, especially in early mornings and after sunset.”