Pedestrian pinned between 2 vehicles killed in Brampton parking lot, Jeep reversed “aggressively”: police
Published November 6, 2023 at 11:31 am
Police have shed more light on how a 70-year-old pedestrian was killed in a Brampton parking lot last week, saying the man was pinned between two vehicles when he died.
The crash happened on Friday around 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot of a plaza near the intersection of Main Street South and Nanwood Drive in Brampton, Peel Regional Police say.
PRP Const. Richard Chin told reporters on Friday that the victim was walking between two parked vehicles when the driver of a white Jeep “reversed quite aggressively,” crashing into a parked car.
Photos from the crash obtained by Insauga.com show the parking lot and white Jeep blocked off with caution tape as first responders including Peel police, Peel Paramedics and Brampton Fire and Emergency Services on the scene.
The collision caused the 70-year-old to become trapped between two vehicles and was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators said the female driver of the Jeep remained at the scene and was cooperating with police.
“It appears that there was a white Jeep that was attempting to park, and then for some unknown reason reversed quite aggressively into a parked car,” Chin said.
Chin said police are investigating and reviewing video surveillance, but investigators have not released the identity of the victim and have not said if any charges are pending.
The collision was at least the second fatality involving a pedestrian and a vehicle last week in the Region of Peel, with a man in his 70s killed after he was hit by a black Jeep in Mississauga. The driver in that crash also remained on the scene and was cooperating with investigators, police said.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising