HIGHWAY COLLISION: PEDESTRIAN-VEHICULAR

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Tragedy has struck a busy north-side intersection late Monday evening, Ontario Provincial Police tell us.

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Ontario Provincial Police, Thunder Bay Police Service, Superior North EMS and Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to the scene of a vehicular-pedestrian collision that occurred around 11:00 pm at Red River Road and Highway 11/17.

The driver of a passenger van was west bound on Highway 11/17, when the driver struck a pedestrian that proceeded into the intersection against a red traffic light.

The female pedestrian was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Ontario Provincial Police along with Thunder Bay Police Service officers kept the westbound lane of highway closed during their investigation.

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The intersection was also closed to through traffic between Red River Road and Dawson Road.

The investigation continues.

Drive and walk safe.

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