An April 13 pedestrian accident in Brockville took the life of a 70-year-old woman. According to the Brockville police chief, a call initially indicated that a pickup truck was pulling out of a laneway when it hit the woman. However, an investigation determined that the driver was attempting to parallel park in order to attend a garage sale. Due to the nature of the wreck, the acting police chief said that charges were not pending.
According to police, a 58-year-old man was backing his pickup truck into a parking spot at around 3:50 p.m. when he struck the woman, who had been attempting to cross Pearl Street just east of the Perth Street intersection. He also may have unknowingly driven over the woman in a forward direction. Attempts made at the scene to revive the woman were unsuccessful, and an autopsy was ordered.