Pedestrian struck in Saanich crash dies, officials say

Pedestrian struck in Saanich crash dies, officials say
Saanich police at the scene of a collision at Cedar Hill Cross Road and Blenkinsop Road on March 11, 2020.

A pedestrian that was struck in a crash in Saanich on Wednesday has died, according to officials.

The woman, who was a Saanich resident, was hit by a vehicle at around 9 a.m. Wednesday morning at the intersection of Cedar Hill Cross Road and Blenkinsop Road.

Police said the female pedestrian was 67-years-old and the vehicle involved was a Mini Cooper.

“Despite attempts at both the scene and hospital to stabilize her condition, the woman has since succumbed to her injuries,” Detective Sgt Damian Kowalewich said in a statement.

“Investigators are working to determine exactly what occurred. A fulsome investigation will take place with the assistance of our Detective Division and Collision
Analysts. Our condolences go out the family and friends.”

On Thursday, the BC Coroners Service said it was investigating the death of a woman in her 60s to determine how, where, when and by what means she came to her unexpected death.

Any drivers that were in the area at that time who may have witnessed the event or have dashcam footage are asked to contact Saanich police at 250-475-4321.

Police said the woman’s next of kin have been notified. Yesterday, police had asked the public for help in identifying the woman.

Kowalewich said the driver of the vehicle did not sustain serious injuries and police are still in contact with the driver.


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