Man in wheelchair hit and killed by Dodge Ram in Vancouver’s West End

Vancouver –

Police are investigating whether disability was a contributing cause of a crash that killed a pedestrian in a wheelchair in Vancouver’s West End neighborhood.

The 51-year-old victim was on the sidewalk near Davie and Thurlow streets when he was hit by a Dodge Ram shortly after midnight Tuesday, authorities said.

The pickup truck had just collided with a Toyota Prius, and the collision caused the larger vehicle to run off the road, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

Authorities said they were investigating whether the impairment contributed to the collision, but did not release further details. The incident marked the city’s 10th pedestrian death this year.

Police asked anyone who witnessed the collision or have relevant dashcam video to contact VPD’s collision investigation unit.

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