Senior dies after being hit by a car in South Vancouver

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Vancouver police say a 79-year-old man has died weeks after being hit by a car in the south end of the city. (Ben Nelms/CBC - image credit)
Vancouver police say a 79-year-old man has died weeks after being hit by a car in the south end of the city. (Ben Nelms/CBC - image credit)

A senior has died weeks after he was hit by a car while crossing a street in South Vancouver, according to police.

The man, 79, was crossing East 54 Avenue, west of McKinnon Street, on Feb. 24 when he was struck by a vehicle turning left. The pedestrian was hospitalized with serious injuries and died Sunday.

Police said Wednesday in a statement that the driver stayed at the scene and fully co-operated with the investigation. Speed and alcohol are not believed to have been factors in the crash.

The man's death is the second pedestrian fatality in Vancouver this year.