Elderly woman injured in crosswalk

Police have determined that a black GMC Tracker collided with the pedestrian as she crossed the roadway in a crosswalk

  • Jan. 19, 2017 8:00 a.m.

An elderly pedestrian was rushed to hospital with serious injuries after being hit in a crosswalk Tuesday afternoon.

Mounties responded Jan. 17 at 11:28 a.m., to a collision that involved a pedestrian who had been struck near the intersection of Baron Road and Underhill Street.

“Police have determined that a black GMC Tracker, westbound on Baron Road, collided with the pedestrian as she crossed the roadway in a crosswalk on the east side of the intersection,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, in a press release.

The pedestrian, a woman in her mid-70s, sustained serious bodily injuries, however believed to be non-life threatening in nature. She was rushed from the scene to hospital for treatment.

The driver, a man in his late-50s, remained at the scene and fully co-operated with the police investigation. He has been charged under the Motor Vehicle Act.

“The RCMP wish to remind drivers to always scan right and left for pedestrians when approaching any intersection and before continuing through,” said  O’Donaghey.

If you witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.


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