Two international students were sent to hospital after a car hit them at a Sidney crosswalk Saturday evening.
Sidney North Saanich RCMP, the Sidney Fire Department and the B.C. Ambulance Service responded just after 7 p.m. following reports of two pedestrians being hit by a sedan in a crosswalk near the intersection of Weiler Avenue and Lochside Drive.
The age and school of the two students is not being released, and investigators are trying to determine if the pair had activated the pedestrian crossing lights on the crosswalk.
Sidney North Saanich RCMP say that drugs and alcohol were not a factor.
Both students were sent to hospital and one was released soon after. The condition of the other student is unknown but police say the injuries are not life-threatening.
The driver is cooperating with police and officials say that the a witness was on the scene and that their statement was similar to the driver’s account.
“It was dark and heavily raining,” said Cpl. Chris Manseau of the Sidney North Saanich RCMP. “It is still under investigation if a motor vehicle act charge will be laid.”