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Rash of pedestrians struck by vehicles

Burnaby RCMP are urging pedestrians to be more cautious after three of them were struck by vehicles on Friday.

The most serious occurred on North Road near Lougheed, where a 67 year-old man was killed as he crossed between Burnaby and Coquitlam. The victim was transported to Royal Columbian Hospital but succumbed to his injuries.

RCMP said the victim was wearing dark clothing on theĀ  dark, rainy night and appeared to be jaywalking. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and police aren't recommending charges.

Later that evening two more pedestrians were struck, at Rumble and Gilley and at McDonald and Ingleton.

"Please drive for conditions and pedestrians should wear bright clothing," said the RCMP in their Twitter feed.

They also urged pedestrians should use crosswalks and stay vigilant in looking for oncoming cars while crossing.

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