Charges pending after pedestrian struck and killed by car on sidewalk

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A 27-year-old woman was struck and killed Wednesday evening when a car swerved onto this northwest Edmonton sidewalk. (David Bajer/CBC - image credit)
A 27-year-old woman was struck and killed Wednesday evening when a car swerved onto this northwest Edmonton sidewalk. (David Bajer/CBC - image credit)

Charges are pending against a 31-year-old man after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a car on the sidewalk in the city's northwest, Edmonton police say.

Around 10 p.m. Wednesday, a Subaru WRX travelling north on 142nd Street lost control and veered off the road just north of 153rd Avenue, police said in a news release Thursday.

The car struck a 27-year-old woman, police told CBC News. The woman died at the scene.

The driver of the Subaru was taken to hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.

The man will face charges including impaired driving, police said.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area as the EPS major collision investigations section continues its investigation.

Tread marks were visible on the sidewalk after a woman was fatally hit by a vehicle Wednesday.
Tread marks were visible on the sidewalk after a woman was fatally hit by a vehicle Wednesday.(David Bajer/CBC)
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