A pedestrian was fatally struck by a pickup truck on E.C. Row Expressway early Sunday morning.
Police reported that the pedestrian, who was later identified as a 41-year-old Windsor man, was walking along the eastbound lanes of E.C. Row near the Dominion on-ramp just before 7 a.m. when he was struck by a Chevy Silverado.
The victim was taken to the hospital and died shortly thereafter.
According to police, the driver of the truck was distraught after the accident and will likely not face charges. Driving conditions at the time of the accident were poor. It was raining heavily and was early in the morning, making it so no one could see the pedestrian.
Eastbound lanes of the expressway were shut down for several hours while police investigated the scene. It remains unknown what the man was doing along the roadway. They do not know if he was hitchhiking, walking along the road or attempting to cross the highway.
Police have asked anyone with any information about the mans whereabouts the night before to contact police.
Pedestrians have a significant chance of being seriously injured if hit by a vehicle. Thats why it is up to both pedestrians and motorists to do their part to ensure each others safety on the roads.
Pedestrians should always ensure that they are visible to vehicles and only cross the street at marked and well-lit crosswalks.
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