This was the scene Sunday afternoon in North Saanich after a Volvo struck a pedestrian said to be in his late 60s, early 70s. He remains in serious but stable condition. Wolf Depner/News Staff

This was the scene Sunday afternoon in North Saanich after a Volvo struck a pedestrian said to be in his late 60s, early 70s. He remains in serious but stable condition. Wolf Depner/News Staff

Pedestrian struck in North Saanich remains in serious but stable condition

Collision happened in a crosswalk on East Saanich Road

  • Jan. 1, 2019 12:00 a.m.

A pedestrian struck Sunday in North Saanich remains in “stable but serious condition.”

Cpl. Chris Manseau of the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP offered this update some 24 hours after a southbound Volvo struck the pedestrian near the intersection of East Saanich Road and Leal Road in North Saanich Sunday.

The man was walking in a crosswalk when the collision happened.

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Crews took the man to an area hospital with what police describe as serious injuries.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation. Manseau said the sun might have blinded the driver, but could not confirm this as the cause.

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Notably, 76 per ccent of crashes involving pedestrians happen at intersections.

About one in five people killed in car crashes in British Columbian are pedestrians, and 2,500 pedestrians suffer injures because of crashes every year, according to ICBC.


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