WATCH: Two teens were rushed to hospital after a being hit by a car in Saanich Thursday. Tess van Straaten has the details and also takes a look at why this time of year is so dangerous for pedestrians.
Two pedestrians were struck by a vehicle Thursday morning on Quadra Street near Caen Road.
Const. Paul Egli of the Saanich police said the two pedestrians were crossing in the middle of the street when they were hit by a southbound car just after 8 a.m.
“The pedestrians weren’t using the crosswalk. It was dark and rainy, dangerous driving conditions, and the two pedestrians were struck and both taken to hospital,” Egli said.
Both of the pedestrians were teenage girls in high school. One of the pedestrians suffered a head injury after hitting the car’s front windshield. She is in stable condition and is expected to recover. The other girl has minor injuries.
Saanich Police said late Thursday that both had been released from hospital.
Charges are not being considered against the driver.
The collision caused the road to close between the Patricia Bay Highway overpass and Panorama Driver for around an hour.
“We expected the worst when we arrived, looking at the damage to the vehicle, so as a precaution, we shut down traffic north and south on Quadra Street,” Egli said.
He also said the incident is a good reminder to use crosswalks if they’re available.