Third to die on local roads since Aug. 31
1:03 p.m. on Oct. 31
One man is dead after he was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Elm Street and Notre Dame/Paris on Oct. 31.
The man was transported to Health Sciences North where he succumbed to his injuries, Greater Sudbury Police reported today. His identity is not being released by police at this time.
The collision is still under investigation, but based on the circumstances, no new information will be released by police, said Sgt. Eric Sanderson. Driver error isn’t being considered as a factor in the collision. His name won’t be released by police.
“I don’t know all the fine details yet,” Sanderson told Northern Life in an interview late Wednesday morning. “Based on what we know right now, there is absolutely nothing here that indicates at all any driver error, distraction or impairment played into the circumstances.”
The circumstances revolving around the crash means police “won’t be going into any great length with the information we will be releasing,” Sanderson said.
A mechanical will be performed on the vehicle involved in the crash, but Sanderson said there is no suspicion on the part of police that any mechanical failure of any kind caused the collision.
“It was a new vehicle, and you aren’t going to have any mechanical issues with a vehicle this new,” he said.
This marks the third fatal collision involving a pedestrian since Aug. 31. A 20-year-old British Columbia woman was killed on Highway 17 on Aug. 31 after she was hit by a pickup truck when she was walking westbound on the north shoulder of the highway. Less than a week later, on Sept. 4, a 63-year-old Valley East man was killed after being hit by a vehicle on Highway 69 North.
Sanderson said he knows “for a fact” that, just like the collision on Oct. 31, driver error wasn’t involved in the Sept. 4 collision.
“The September collision, unfortunately, involved a pedestrian crossing in a poorly lit area with rainy conditions, and he was dressed in dark clothing,” Sanderson said. “Again, on Oct. 31, it was under rainy conditions.”
One man is dead after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Elm Street and Notre Dame/Paris, said Greater Sudbury Police Service.
The man was the pedestrian, and he was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. His identity is not being released by police at this time.
The collision is still under investigation. Further updates will be made through the traffic management unit.
The intersection is now open to traffic.
The collision took place at about 7:30 a.m. Oct. 31. It closed the intersection until about 10:30 a.m.
Meanwhile, police are also still investigating a second collision on Municipal Road 80 at Valley View Road, which sent a number of people to hospital with non-life-threatening injuriues.