14-year-old girl dies in collision with dump truck in Burnaby: RCMP – BC

A 14-year-old girl was killed in a collision involving a garbage truck in Burnaby on Thursday, RCMP said.

Burnaby RCMP said officers were called to a collision involving a pedestrian and a commercial vehicle in the 7100 block of 11th Avenue shortly before 3:30 p.m.

The vehicle, a dump truck with a dump trailer, could be seen cordoned off behind police tape at the scene.

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Police said the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and was cooperating with investigators.

We understand that a tragic incident like this will be widely felt throughout the community. Burnaby RCMP is looking for ways to support those affected by this tragic death, Burnaby RCMP Cpl. Brett Cunningham said in a press release.

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Our Victim Assistance Unit is also committed and offering support to those affected.

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A person who lives nearby said she was not surprised by the tragedy.

“I didn’t see this accident, but it’s been a long time coming,” Stacy Wallwork said. “This construction site has had a lot of reckless drivers. I’ve emailed the city, I’ve talked to the RCMP, I’ve talked to the statutes in Burnaby and no one has really done anything to make it safer.”

She said the city added some additional signs and barricades in the area in the wake of her complaints, but she believes that has only diverted commercial drivers from certain streets and not slowed them down.

Wallwork also said his own car was hit near the scene of Thursday’s crash and he’s concerned his children are walking to school in the area.

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“Just knowing that I let my own son walk alone before,” Wallwork said, struggling through tears. “He’s getting to an age where he wants his own independence from him and maybe he doesn’t feel safe for me to do that.”

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Police do not believe drugs or alcohol were factors in this crash.

The Burnaby RCMP Criminal Collision Investigation Team is working to determine what led to this.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has video filmed in the area of ​​11th Avenue between 18th and 15th Streets between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. is urged to contact police.

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