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Police seek witnesses, dashcam of car veering onto sidewalk, hitting pedestrian in Burnaby

A vehicle 'veered onto the sidewalk' and hit a pedestrian at the intersection of Patterson Avenue and Imperial Street Saturday afternoon, according to police. The 19-year-old male was taken to hospital in critical condition.

Police are looking for witnesses and dashcam video of a pedestrian-involved crash in Burnaby that sent a 19-year-old male to hospital in critical condition Saturday afternoon.

First responders were called to the intersection of Patterson Avenue and Imperial Street just before 1:50 p.m. for reports of a pedestrian struck in a single-vehicle accident, according to Burnaby RCMP. 

“The vehicle was travelling eastbound on Imperial Street at the intersection at Patterson Avenue when it veered onto the sidewalk and struck a 19-year-old male pedestrian,” stated a police news release Sunday.

The youth remains in hospital in serious condition, according to police.

Police said the driver remained at the scene and spoke to investigators, and impaired driving has been ruled out.

At the scene Saturday, a smashed Mercedes sedan could be seen in the southeast corner of the intersection after having apparently crashed into the hedge and fence of a residential property on the corner.

A transit bus was also stopped at the scene, but it was not involved in the crash, according to police.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or might have dashcam footage of the intersection between 1:30 and 2 p.m. is asked to contact Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999. Quote file number 2023-15026.

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