(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A serious collision has happened on a busy city road this evening.
Superior North EMS, Thunder Bay Police Service and Thunder Bay Fire Rescue were on scene of the collision.
A person who was close to the incident says they believe a human was run over.
Three vehicles were left at the scene and a witness said they seen someone trapped under one of the vehicles.
An ambulance was seen racing away from the scene with lights blazing shortly after arriving.
A second ambulance left the scene shortly after with lights on, but not speeding.
*** UPDATE: One person is dead after being run over. Body matter was seen spread on the road.
Police media Release below:
On October 29th, 2018, just after 8 pm, Thunder Bay Police responded to a motor vehicle collision which occurred on Fort William Road north of Mooney Street. Upon arrival, responding officers located a pedestrian on the roadway who was deceased as a result of the collision.
The Thunder Bay Police Traffic Unit was called to the scene to complete the investigation. The roadway was closed for several hours while evidence was gathered.
The initial investigation has revealed that the pedestrian, a 58 year old male, was lying on Fort William Road in the south bound lanes when a white Dodge Caravan, driven by a 35 year old Thunder Bay male, ran over the pedestrian. The driver attempted to take evasive actions however was unable to avoid the male.
A second motor vehicle, a Mazda pick-up truck driven by a 60 year old Thunder Bay male, was also south bound on Fort William Road behind the Dodge Caravan. The driver of this vehicle also took evasive action to avoid the Dodge Caravan and the pedestrian, however was unsuccessful and also ran over the pedestrian.
A third motor vehicle, a blue Dodge Caravan driven by a 32 year old Thunder Bay female, was also south bound on Fort William Road behind the Mazda truck. The driver of this vehicle also took evasive action to avoid the other vehicles and the pedestrian however was unsuccessful and also ran over the pedestrian and struck the Mazda truck.
The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene. There were no other serious physical injuries reported.
With our daylight hours becoming shorter and Halloween arriving shortly, Thunder Bay Police are reminding pedestrians and motorists to be careful on our roadways. Pedestrians should ensure that they always cross roadways in a safe manner at intersections and wear reflective clothing. Motorists are reminded to always be on the lookout for pedestrians on or crossing the roadways.
The incident occurred almost directly out front of the Robins Donuts across from the now defunct Greyhound Bus Terminal.
Fort William Road is closed between the harbour expressway and 11th avenue. Police say it should be closed for a significant amount of time.
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