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Updated: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:20:29 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Woman dies after dad hits her trying to park near Ottawa hospital



A 54-year-old woman was struck by a black Ford Flex crossover on Saturday morning and she suffered life-threatening injuries. David Gerow/CBC

A 54-year-old woman was struck by a black Ford Flex crossover on Saturday morning and she suffered life-threatening injuries. David Gerow/CBC

A 54-year-old woman has died after her father, trying to park the vehicle, struck her near The Ottawa Hospital’s Civic campus Saturday morning.

Paramedics responded to a call for a pedestrian struck on Parkdale Avenue between Inglewood Place and Ruskin Street at 10:23 a.m., right outside the hospital just west of downtown Ottawa.

The driver of a black Ford Flex crossover struck the woman and her vital signs were absent when paramedics arrived, they said.

She sustained multi-system traumatic injuries and paramedics began aggressive advance life support. The woman was then taken to the hospital’s trauma centre where she later died from her injuries.

A witness said a Trenton, Ont., man in his 80s was trying to park the vehicle as he was visiting a family member at the hospital.

His daughter, the crash victim, was helping him park when he struck her, a witness said.

Ottawa police closed Parkdale between Ruskin and Carling Avenue to investigate, but they reopened the road just after 4 p.m. ET Saturday.

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