Pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle in South Vancouver

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      Vancouver has recorded its fifth pedestrian death of the year.

      A 38-year-old man was struck by a grey Honda Civic as he was crossing mid-block on East 57th Avenue near Prince Edward Street.

      He was rushed to hospital where he died.

      The collision occurred just after 7 p.m. on Saturday (May 18).

      The driver is cooperating with police and alcohol is not considered to be a factor in the tragedy.

      Anyone who was driving in the area at the time and has dash-cam video is being encouraged to contact Vancouver police.

      Last year, there were seven pedestrian deaths in Vancouver.

      According to the City of Vancouver website, transportation-related incidents are the second-highest cause of serious injuries hospital emergency departments.

      Last week, the B.C. Coroners Service released a report revealing that there were 314 traffic-related fatalities across the province in 2018.

      The report also noted that between 2008 and 2018, pedestrians accounted for 18 percent of all traffic-related deaths. Drivers accounted for 42 percent of deaths. And 69 percent of those who died over the 10-year period were males.

      In Vancouver, however, the percentage of pedestrian deaths is much higher, according to the city.

      In 2017, it stated that they accounted for 61 percent of all traffic-related fatalities in Vancouver.