Elderly pedestrian struck in Oak Bay suffers broken leg and concussion

Elderly pedestrian struck in Oak Bay suffers broken leg and concussion

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.

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.”


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