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A 60-year-old man has succumbed to his injuries after being  struck by a vehicle on Tuesday morning. 

At around 7:40 a.m. on January 3rd, Port Alberni RCMP received a call that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle near 6 Avenue and Redford Street.

Police say officers attended the scene promptly and began their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision.

According to police, the driver of the vehicle that struck the man remained at the scene and fully cooperated with officers. 

The man who was struck was treated at the scene by paramedics and transported to a nearby hospital where he later died of his injuries.

Police say that out of respect for the man and his family, the RCMP will not be releasing any further details.

“As the nights stay long, and the fog and poor weather continues, we encourage drivers to take a little extra care, and take a few moments longer to get to their destinations,” said Cst. Richard Johns.

“The Port Alberni RCMP are continuing to investigate the circumstances leading to this collision and are awaiting the results of a collision reconstruction report.”

Police ask that anyone who has dash camera video of the area around the time of the collision, call Port Alberni RCMP at 250-723-2424.

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