Victoria police officers were called to the intersection of Blanshard Street and Tolmie Avenue Thursday morning for a report that a pedestrian was hit by a motor vehicle.
This collision marks the third where a pedestrian or cyclist was hit in the span of eight days.
The first was on Feb. 2, where a pedestrian was seriously injured after being hit by a driver at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and Tillicum Road.
An initial police investigation has revealed the driver of a red Toyota Prius struck a pedestrian, a 22-year-old man, seriously injuring him, police said in a news release.
The second was on Feb. 6, when a cyclist was hit by a driver in the intersection of Government and Bay streets.
According to police, BC Emergency Health Services paramedics provided treatment to the cyclist before transporting them to hospital for further medical care.
On Feb. 9, officers were called to the intersection of Blanshard Street and Tolmie just after 6 a.m. for a report that a pedestrian had been struck.
There are no details at this point of the condition of the pedestrian.
“VicPD officers have responded to a motor vehicle incident at Blanshard & Finlayson that was reported just after 6am this morning,” Const. Terri Healy with VicPD said in an email to CHEK News. “The report was that a vehicle struck a pedestrian but I don’t know what officers encountered when they arrived or an update on the incident.”
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) February 9, 2023
According to ICBC’s crash statistics, there were no reported crashes at this intersection between 2017 and 2021, but the neighbouring intersection of Blanshard and Finlayson streets had 193 crashes in the same period.