Pedestrian dies after pinned under vehicle in Cornwall

Cornwall police Acting Sgt. Derek Duchesne checks out two vehicles in a crash on Brookdale Avenue Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 in Cornwall, Ont. A pedestrian, pinned underneath one of the vehicles, has died in hospital. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – A female pedestrian, pinned under a vehicle on Brookdale Avenue, has died at hospital.

The crash happened shortly before noon near 1140 Brookdale Avenue where the woman happened to be walking in the area.

Two vehicles – a pickup truck and a sedan – collided and went careening into the snowbank and sidewalk on the west side of the street, where the woman was struck.

Paramedics and firefighters worked quickly to free the trapped woman and she was rushed to hospital by ambulance where she died of her injuries.

Const. Dan Cloutier told Cornwall Newswatch they won’t be releasing the name of the victim but did confirm it was a woman from Cornwall.

She had been described at the scene as an older lady.

Cloutier said the traffic unit, led by Const. Matt Dupuis, is still “early on in the investigation” when asked whether charges are pending.

Brookdale Avenue, between Ninth and Thirteenth Streets, was closed for most of the day before it reopened around 7 p.m.