On Wednesday July 5th, 2017, at approximately 3:27 p.m., officers from North Division were called to a serious motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. A grey Buick Regal was northbound on Regional Road 23 from Beaverton, approaching Thorah Concession Road 7, when it struck a pedestrian attempting to cross the roadway.
Several witnesses stopped to render assistance to the injured pedestrian.
The 92-year-old driver of the involved Buick remained on scene and was not injured as a result of the collision.
Emergency services provided medical assistance to the 59-year-old victim, despite their best efforts, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Members of the DRPS Traffic Services Branch, Collision Investigation Unit, attended the scene to conduct an investigation. The area of the roadway was closed for several hours while evidence was collected.
Anyone, with information about this incident, or who has witnessed this collision is asked to call Detective Constable Brett Rayne of the Traffic Services Branch, at 905-579-1520 (toll free 1-888-579-1520) ext. 5256.
Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers, at 1-800-222-8477. Tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.