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Stanley Park pedestrian, 71, dies after being hit by cyclist

10/04/2014 01:17 EDT | Updated 12/04/2014 05:59 EST
A 71-year-old pedestrian, who was struck on the roadway by a cyclist while crossing Stanley Park Drive near the totem poles yesterday has now died of his injuries.

Vancouver Police say the elderly pedestrian was knocked to the ground after he was involved in a collision with a bicycle being ridden by a 57-year-old man around 4 p.m. PT Friday.

At the time police said he appeared to have suffered a serious head injury. 

He was rushed to hospital where he died early Saturday morning.

Police say the cyclist was emotionally shaken, but not injured in the collision. He remained at the scene and is cooperating with the police investigation.

This is Vancouver's second fatal pedestrian accident, say police  

There have been a total of eight traffic-related fatalities so far this year.
 

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