Senior injured after being hit by car

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A 78-year-old woman was seriously injured after being struck by a car Saturday night in Maple Ridge.

Ridge-Meadows RCMP were called to the area of Dewdney Trunk Road and Garden Street  around 7 p.m.

Paramedics with the B.C. Ambulance Service and Maple Ridge Fire Department were also called.

The woman was transported to hospital by ambulance suffering from leg and head injuries. She is listed as being in serious but stable condition.

"The investigation is still in the early stages" said Const. Mike Moore. "We have spoken to witnesses, and investigating whether or not the pedestrian was using a crosswalk at the time."

The driver of the car suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

Moore said the crash took place in a busy downtown area of Dewdney Trunk Road.

"It was raining at the time, and roads were wet and slippery," he added.

Dewdney Trunk Rd. was closed to traffic in both directions between 224th and 222nd Street until 10:30 p.m. while Ridge Meadows RCMP investigated.

• Anyone who witnesses the accident is asked to call Constable Bruce Trotzuk at 604-467-7664.

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