Fatal accident in Old Massett

  • Aug. 15, 2007 3:00 p.m.

A woman was struck by a vehicle Sunday morning in Old Massett (Aug. 12) and later diedof her injuries, says Masset RCMP Sgt. Jim Vardy. Sgt. Vardy said police were called to the accident scene at 10:50 am. He said the elderly woman had been walking west on the north side of the 200 block of Eagle Avenue. A female driver backed out of her driveway and struck her. The Old Massett Volunteer Fire Department and the BC Ambulance Service attended the scene and provided first aid, Sgt. Vardy said. The woman was taken to hospital but later pronounced dead. Members of the RCMP north district crash investigaton team from Terrace arrived inMasset on Monday to review the investigation and examine the scene. The team willcontinue to investigate and will advise the Masset detachment of their findings, Sgt. Vardy said. Conditions at the time of the accident were clear and dry.Police withheld the name of the victim at the request of the family.