THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Updated – Police report that the pedestrian involved in the collision this afternoon at the intersection of Arthur St and Edward St has passed away as a result of the injuries she received. Seventy-five-year old Darlene Kooistra, a resident of Thunder Bay, was crossing Arthur St in a motorized personal mobility device.
She was struck in the crosswalk by a pick-up truck that was in the process of making a right turn from Edward St. onto Arthur St.
Earlier Report: Thunder Bay Police have cleared the scene of the collision that occurred at the Arthur Street and Edward Street intersection earlier this afternoon. The roadways have been opened back up to regular traffic flow.
Police are asking, “If you have not already spoken to a police officer, please contact Constable Vondrasek at 684-1200.”
Information that we can provide to this point is that a 75 year old female pedestrian in a motorized personal mobility device (power wheelchair) was struck in the crosswalk at the intersection of Arthur St and Edward St. by a Ford pick-up truck being driven by a 17 year old male driver.
She was transported to TBRHSC by ambulance with serious injuries.
A serious auto-pedestrian collision occurred at about 1 p.m. at the intersection of Arthur St at Edward St.
Traffic officers are on site and have closed the intersection to allow for their investigation.
It’s expected that the closure will last two hours, but some portions of the road may be opened as it is determined to be safe for the officers.