Pedestrian Struck by Black SUV Dies in Hospital

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At approximately 12:45 p.m. earlier today, officers with the Traffic Services Division of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on Second Line West near Turner Avenue.

An adult male pedestrian was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.  At the time a black SUV was travelling Eastbound on Second Line West.  The SUV struck the pedestrian on the roadway and then fled the scene.

The pedestrian later succumbed to his injuries while in the hospital.  Officers with the Criminal Investigations Division of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service are now continuing this investigation.

Officers are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the vehicle involved.  The vehicle is described as a black Chevrolet SUV.  Officers believe that the vehicle will have damage to the front end including a broken bug deflector.  The vehicle may also be missing a Chevrolet decal.

In addition to seeking the public’s assistance, officers are encouraging the driver of the motor vehicle to come forward and speak to police.  Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service.

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  1. Could city transportation planners share responsibility for this man’s death? There seems to be no safe way for pedestrians to cross four lanes of Second Line between Korah Road and Goulais Avenue. That’s 1.2 kilometres (.75 miles). No wonder pedestrians will sometimes take a shortcut in the middle of that stretch. Not advocating jaywalking, but planners are practically pushing people to that by fixating on vehicular traffic at the expense of pedestrians, wheelchairs and cyclists. Condolences to the family and friends, whose grief must be that much greater wondering if something as simple as a crosswalk could have saved his life.

  2. Very sad, I can only imagine how the person who made this offense feels for taking a life – we don’t know why you didn’t stop- yes you should’ve stopped – but sweetheart, be strong now and go to police or call them to your home – call your lawyer if you’re afraid but you need to do it- be the person you should’ve been yesterday and don’t do it for all of us who are accusing you, do it for respect to the deceased and the family and also to yourself

  3. Not the first person to be run over and left lying there. Many are waiting to see the results of the current ongoing court case of the last man that got run over with a 3/4 ton truck and is now a quadriplegic, only this one appears to have been on purpose, fueled by anger, booze and testosterone.
    Come forward you spineless pos, you have killed someone.
    Heartfelt regards to the family of this unfortunate man.

  4. That’s tragic. The driver needs to come forwars an accept the repercussions. They should have never left their victim and scene in the first place. My condolences to the family.

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