A 70-year-old man was hit by a car on Oak Bay Ave. around 6:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, according to Oak Bay Police.
In a tweet, Oak Bay PD say that the man suffered a broken leg and concussion from being struck.
A man in his 70s was struck by a car on #OakBay Ave around 6:30am. He's being treated for a broken leg & concussion. The analyst is at scene as we continue our investigation. This is our second pedestrian struck in a week. ? Please drive carefully. #yyj pic.twitter.com/7fLLRNnLph
— Oak Bay Police (@OakBayPolice) December 26, 2019
Police say that an analyst was called to the scene as they investigated.
This is the second time in a week a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Oak Bay. A woman in her 40’s was hit by a car on the afternoon of Dec. 20 and was transported to hospital for a head injury.
One man who lives nearby and uses the crosswalks frequently says drivers need to pay more attention in the area, which sees a high volume of pedestrian traffic.
“People don’t pay attention,” said Aaron Johnson. “They will see somebody and they won’t stop. I know people do it all the time, I’ve done it myself and it makes me feel awful. ”
Johnson says that he sees close calls with pedestrians every day. “And then you get the favourite of folks on cellphones, I’ve seen that a million times. It’s every day.”
He adds that while there could be safety improvements made to the crosswalk, such as a pedestrian signal, he thinks that bad driving is the main factor at play. “If pedestrians could have a lot more help so the crosswalk could actually be safe and more visible, but people really need to be thinking about ‘I’m in a village, and there are lots of people, I really should be thinking about what’s happening here.”