Just before 8AM this 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 today 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. The RCIPS is in the process of contacting the family of the deceased, and requests that the media and community refrain from identifying the victim until the family can be informed.
The RCIPS is also aware of video footage taken at the scene of the victim and other parties involved in the incident; we appeal to the media and community to refrain from circulating such footage, which can be extremely upsetting to family members.