Just before 8AM on Thursday morning, 12 April, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre dispatched police, fire and emergency personnel to a report of a serious accident involving a Ford Edge SUV and pedestrian on ETH just south of Yacht Drive . The pedestrian, a woman, was transported to hospital and pronounced dead.
The southbound lanes of ETH were blocked until approximately 1PM that day for police to carry out investigations. Southbound traffic was diverted into northbound lanes until the road was opened.
The victim, age 56, is from the Philippines and at press time the RCIPS was in the process of contacting the family of the deceased.
The RCIPS is also aware of video footage taken at the scene of the victim and other parties involved in the incident; They appealed to the media and community to refrain from circulating such footage, which can be extremely upsetting to family members.