Pedestrian killed after being struck by a number of autos whereas mendacity in roadway, Thunder Bay police say
Thunder Bay Police confirmed the Monday night incident, which occurred on a bit of the busy roadway between the Harbour Expressway and Central Avenue, was deadly.
Police stated the person was mendacity down within the southbound lanes of the highway north of Mooney Road simply after eight p.m. when a minivan first ran over the person. A pick-up truck was behind the minivan and in addition ran over the person. A 3rd automobile, one other minivan, additionally ran over the person and collided with the pickup truck.
The sufferer was pronounced useless on the scene, police stated, including there have been no different critical bodily accidents reported.
“Its early on within the investigation. The collision investigators have been actually engaged on this all through the night time gathering plenty of roadway proof,” police visitors Sgt. Gordon Snyder stated.
“Theyre nonetheless engaged on it. I believe it would take them a while earlier than they arrive to an entire conclusion as to the circumstances surrounding the collision. The investigation is ongoing.”
Fort William Highway had been closed between the Harbour Expressway and 11th Avenue for a number of hours on Monday night as investigators gathered proof. It has since been reopened to visitors.
A 58-year-old man is useless after he was struck by a number of autos whereas mendacity on a busy stretch of Fort William Highway in Thunder Bay on Monday night time.
Police have been known as to the scene, simply north of Mooney Avenue simply after eight p.m. with experiences of a motorized vehicle collision.
Responding officers discovered the person mendacity within the southbound exterior lane of the highway. He was pronounced useless on the scene, in response to police.
The person was first hit by a southbound Dodge Caravan pushed by a 35-year-old Thunder Bay man, in response to police. The motive force tried to keep away from hitting the person however was unable to keep away from the pedestrian.
A second automobile, a Mazda pickup truck pushed by a 60-year-old Thunder Bay man, was following behind the Caravan, in response to police. That automobile additionally drove over the pedestrian, regardless of makes an attempt by the motive force to keep away from him.
The male was then reportedly struck by a 3rd automobile, one other Dodge Caravan, which was pushed by a 32-year-old Thunder Bay girl. The third automobile additionally tried to keep away from the pedestrian and the opposite autos, police stated, however was additionally unsuccessful, driving over him and colliding with the pickup truck.
“It is simply tragic all the way in which round,” stated Thunder Bay police visitors Sgt. Gordon Snyder. “It wasn’t at an intersection, it wasn’t at an space the place a pedestrian ought to have even been on the roadway. It was in a heavily-travelled a part of Fort William Highway.
“This could clearly be a very traumatic occasion for anybody concerned, or anybody that may’ve pushed by and seen the scene after the actual fact, as nicely,” he stated. “It was a horrible scene.”
“From data that we’ve acquired from folks that have been on-scene previous to the collision occurring, was that the male had probably fallen, after which was mendacity on the highway as [he was] drained,” Snyder stated.
“For pedestrians … cross at all times at crosswalks, is the message we need to get on the market, at all times with visitors lights, with the right stroll indicators,” he stated. “Sporting darkish clothes on a darkish night time when it is raining, crossing in an space the place there isn’t any crosswalks and lighting … is extremely harmful.”
“Clearly, it is terrible for the deceased pedestrian and the household that now has to cope with the lack of a cherished one, and it is also horrible for the events within the motor autos.”
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