A 24-year-old man from Brock Township has died after police say he was struck by a vehicle on Lakeridge Road in Brock Township.
At about 9:20 p.m. Friday (April 13), York Regional Police received a call indicating a pedestrian had been struck. A short time later, Durham Regional Police were dispatched to the same collision.
The incident occurred between Concession 13 Brock and Highway 48, though a media release issued Saturday (April 14) incorrectly stated it was Concession 3.
Police say a grey Dodge Ram truck, driven by a 65-year-old male, was travelling north on Lakeridge Road when it hit a male pedestrian. Witnesses reported seeing the man dressed in dark clothing and walking in the middle of the northbound lane, with no lighting and heavy rain falling. The pickup truck hit the pedestrian and a search of the area by the driver and witnesses resulted in the 24-year old man being found in the east ditch, next to the roadway.
CPR was rendered by an off-duty nurse and attending emergency services members. Efforts to revive the pedestrian were unsuccessful.
The driver of the pickup truck and his 64-year-old female passenger were uninjured and remained at the scene.
Members of the DRPS Traffic Services Branch, Collision Investigation Unit, attended the scene to conduct an investigation. The area of the roadway was closed for several hours while evidence was collected.
Anyone with information about this incident or witnessed this collision is asked to call Sgt. David Phillips of the Traffic Services Branch at 1-888-579-1520 extension 5262.
Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online atwww.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.