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This block of Kent Street West was blocked off for hours while police studied the scene. Photo by Roderick Benns.

Pedestrian killed on Kent Street West in Lindsay

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On Monday March 26 at 4:44 pm a pedestrian attempted to walk across Kent Street West in Lindsay.

The pedestrian was struck by a vehicle that was reversing from an angled parking spot.

An officer studies a black truck near the scene of the accident. Photo: Roderick Benns.

First responders attended the scene to provide assistance and the pedestrian was rushed to Ross Memorial Hospital.

Unfortunately, the pedestrian was pronounced deceased.

The section of Kent Street West where the collision occurred was closed by members of the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service until 8:45 pm while the scene was investigated.

A Technical Collision Investigator from the Ontario Provincial Police attended to assist with the investigation.

The name of the deceased is not being released at this time as investigators are still attempting to speak with their next of kin.

Roderick Benns is the publisher of The Lindsay Advocate. He is the author of 'Basic Income: How a Canadian Movement Could Change the World,' and is also Vice Chair of the Ontario Basic Income Network. An award-winning author and journalist who grew up in Lindsay, Roderick has interviewed former Prime Ministers of Canada, Senators, and Mayors across Canada. He also wrote and published a series of books for youth about Canada's Prime Ministers as teens.

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