(Royal Oak Drive at Pipeline Road/Google Maps)

Saanich Police are investigating the death of an elderly man who was struck by a truck earlier this week.

The 89-year-old pedestrian was walking along the road on Royal Oak Drive near Pipeline Road at around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9th when he was hit by a truck.

Investigators say he was not walking in a designated crossing area.

The driver of the vehicle remained on site and fully cooperated with investigators. The elderly man was taken to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Collision analysts are working to determine the details of the crash, and police are now seeking witnesses to the incident.

“We believe that there are witnesses to this collision who we have not yet spoken to. Their information could help answer questions about what happened and provide some closure to the family and friends impacted by this man’s tragic death,” said A/ Staff Sgt. Damian Kowalewich.

Anyone who saw the collision is asked to contact Saanich Police at 250-475-4321.