Pedestrian taken to hospital after being struck by vehicle in Victoria intersection

Pedestrian taken to hospital after being struck by vehicle in Victoria intersection

A pedestrian has been taken to hospital after being struck by a vehicle at a downtown Victoria intersection on Thursday morning.

According to the Victoria Police Traffic Division, a woman was crossing the street at the intersection of View and Blanshard when she was struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian was struck at approximately 10 a.m.

Const. Stephen Pannekoek with VicPD said the vehicle was making a right-hand turn onto Blanshard and collided with the woman, who was in the crosswalk.

The woman sustained injuries and was taken to hospital by BC Emergency Health Services, however, the severity of her injuries is unknown at this time.

“When she left here, I saw she was conscious and talking, but not making 100 per cent sense,” Pannekoek told CHEK News.

An investigation has been launched in order to determine the sequence of events that occurred during the incident, as well as the extent of the pedestrian’s injuries.

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Pannekoek noted that there was no damage to the truck.

Due to the lack of damage to the vehicle, Pannekoek says sometimes it means these types of investigations can be “very tricky.”

Police are looking to acquire video footage from surveillance cameras in the area in order to determine the facts and sequence of the collision.

Investigators are also seeking any dashcam footage or possible witnesses who have yet to speak with police that were in the vicinity around 10 a.m.

Northbound traffic remained closed along Blanshard as of 12 p.m. Thursday as Victoria police officers investigated the scene of the collision.

This is a developing story and will be updated with the latest information.


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