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Vancouver mother of two dies after hit-and-run crash 0

By Tyler Orton, 24 Hours Vancouver

A mother of two died in the early morning of Dec. 3, 2012, after she was struck by a vehicle that left the scene of the accident.

A mother of two died in the early morning of Dec. 3, 2012, after she was struck by a vehicle that left the scene of the accident.

A mother of two is dead after a vehicle struck her as she walked home from work late Sunday evening in what Vancouver police are calling a hit-and-run.

Police spokesman Const. Brian Montague is imploring the driver, who left the scene after the accident, to come forward.

“This is an extremely tragic collision,” he said. “She was almost steps from being home, safe and sound.”

The accident occurred around 10:45 p.m. while the woman was in the intersection of 43rd Avenue and Prince Edward Street, near Mountain View Cemetery.

The 43-year-old mother was responsive when police and ambulance services arrived at the scene, according to Montague, but she died from injuries early Monday morning after being taken to hospital.

“One of an officer’s worst nightmares is to have to knock on someone’s door at 1 o’clock in the morning and tell them that a loved one has died,” Montague said, noting the victim was mother to a teenage girl and a pre-teen.

He added the woman was able to answer some of the officers’ questions after neighbours called 911, but police are still asking witnesses to come forward if they have any more details.

Police did not release a description of the vehicle that left the scene.

This accident was the 19th traffic-related fatality in Vancouver this year and the 11th to involve a pedestrian.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the VPD Collision Investigation Unit at 604-717-3012.

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