A 24 year old woman is clinging to life in hospital after an early morning accident Tuesday in the Comox Valley.
It’s the second serious collision in a cross walk there in as many days.
First responders are urging caution after two nearly identical accidents in Comox Valley crosswalks in as many days.
“I do know the pedestrian was in the crosswalk at the time of being struck,” says Cst. Robert Gardner of Comox Valley RCMP. “This is the second one we’ve had in days. We had a fatality on Sunday we had a 92 year old male killed in Comox after being struck in a crosswalk as well so we’re just encouraging everybody slow down, watch for traffic walk for cars.”
The latest serious incident came at 7:15 Tuesday morning, when a 24 year old woman walking in the marked crosswalk on Courtenay’s Ryan Road at Highway 19 A, was struck by a white SUV as it travelled up Ryan Road. The impact sent the pedestrian flying several metres before landing on the pavement, resulting in critical injuries.
Pedestrian Linda Greenwood calls it a dangerous crossing.
“I don’t cross over there. Especially now there’s more and more traffic it’s just crazy,” says Greenwood. She says pedestrians have to be extra vigilant. “Well people come around this corner they don’t have to stop and then somebody will step out and you can’t see them because of the way the road curves.”
Sunday night a 92 year old man was killed after he was hit by a car while walking through this Comox cross walk at Guthrie Road.
“We just need to make sure the people are paying attention while they’re walking,” says Cst. Robert Gardner. “As well as drivers need to really pay attention when they’re driving.”
As RCMP investigate this latest incident, the 24 year old victim of the Ryan Road crash remains in hospital in critical condition.