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Police investigation continues into fatal truck-pedestrian accident in St. John's Friday evening

One woman was taken to hospital with critical injuries following a motor-vehicle/pedestrian collision in St. John's. Keith Gosse/The Telegram
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Frances Galgay's family and friends, as well as St. Peter's Junior High, where she worked, are mourning

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary continues its investigation into a fatal Friday-evening vehicle-pedestrian accident in St. John’s as a family and school community mourn the victim.

Police have not released the name of the woman who died when struck by an oil truck at the intersection of Forbes Street and Topsail Road in St. John’s around 5:30 p.m., but several social media messages indicate she was Frances Galgay.


Frances Galgay was an assistant administrator at St. Peter's Junior High. The school included this picture in a Twitter posting mourning her loss. — Twitter/@SPHPythons
Frances Galgay was an assistant administrator at St. Peter's Junior High. The school included this picture in a Twitter posting mourning her loss. — Twitter/@SPHPythons

 


The first such post was from former St. John’s city councillor Jonathan Galgay, who said it was his mother who had succumbed to injuries in the accident.



More posts followed, including from St. Peter’s Junior High in Mount Pearl, where Frances Galgay was an assistant administrator at the school.



Meanwhile, Chris Forward, general manager of Harvey’s Oil, issued the following statement late Friday night:

First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with the family who lost a loved one this evening. As a family-owned business in Newfoundland & Labrador, we are deeply saddened by this tragic incident and feel for everyone involved. 

A Harvey’s Oil truck was involved in a vehicle pedestrian accident on Topsail Road, in St. John’s, in the early evening of February 5, 2021. At this time, the accident is under active investigation and we are cooperating fully with the investigators. We have also started an immediate internal investigation. 

At Harvey’s Oil we take the safety of our customers, the public and our workers very seriously. We will respond further once more details become available.

As part of its investigation, the RNC said its investigators were looking a dark-coloured sedan which they said had been involved in the incident, but had not remained at the scene.for 



Keith Gosse/The Telegram
Keith Gosse/The Telegram


Keith Gosse/The Telegram
Keith Gosse/The Telegram

 

Keith Gosse is a photojournalist covering breaking news in St. John's.

@TelyPhotoGosse

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