Pedestrian struck and injured while crossing Trunk Road

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A pedestrian suffered non-life threatening injuries Thursday while trying to cross Trunk Road, and being hit by a VW Jetta, police say.

The pedestrian's name hasn't been released.

The collision happened at 2:18 pm and North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP were called to attend Trunk at St. Julian Street, Duncan.

"When the police arrived, they observed four vehicles and one male laying on the ground, who had been struck by a vehicle," said Cpl. Jon Stuart.

B.C. Ambulance paramedics were already on the chain-reaction scene dealing with the victim, he noted.

"The pedestrian had been on the concrete island in the centre of Trunk Road at St. Julian Street, waiting to cross Trunk northbound.

"A green 1997 Ford Escort was in the left-turn lane, waiting to turn onto St. Julian Street. A westbound, silver 2001 Honda Accord stopped on Trunk in the centre lane, and the pedestrian and Escort attempted to cross Trunk Road," explained Stuart.

"A black 2002 Volkswagen Jetta, travelling westbound in the curb lane, did not stop and struck the pedestrian and the Escort, knocking the pedestrian to the ground — and (pushing) the Escort into a 2008 Pontiac G5 that was waiting on St. Julian to turn right onto Trunk westbound.

"There is no crosswalk at this location."

The pedestrian was taken to the hospital for examination, and reportedly was not seriously injured, he noted.

Officers from South Island Traffic Services, and the Integrated Road Safety Unit were in the area, and provided assistance. The investigation is continuing.

Witnesses can all the Mounties at 250-748-5522.

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