Woman dies after being hit by garbage truck in Cedar

The Nanaimo RCMP are reporting that a 62-year-old female died Jan. 9 after being struck by a garbage truck on Ivor Road.

A 62-year-old female died Wednesday morning after being struck by a garbage truck on Ivor Road in Cedar.

The accident occurred Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 9:53 a.m. as the 38-year-old male driver and employee of BFI Canada was finishing his pick up of garbage and green recycling bins, according to a news release from the Nanaimo RCMP.

BC Coroner’s Service attended, and the female was pronounced dead at the scene. Nanaimo Traffic Services are investigating the incident, with assistance from an RCMP traffic re-constructionist and general duty members, according to the release.

At the request of the family, the name of the deceased will not be released.

“The investigation is in the preliminary stages only, and there has been no discussion of any charges at this point,” said Const. Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.

The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is expressing its sympathy after being advised by BFI Canada — which is its contractor — about the tragic accident.

“We extend our deepest sympathies to those affected by this tragedy,” the RDN Solid Waste Services stated in a news release.