Pedes­trian hit by SUV suf­fers life-threat­en­ing in­juries

The Province - - NEWS - SCOTT BROWN

A 31-year-old woman is in hos­pi­tal with what po­lice de­scribe as “life-threat­en­ing in­juries” af­ter she was struck by an SUV in Rich­mond on Tues­day.

The woman, who Rich­mond RCMP say is a vis­i­tor to Canada, was hit by a Nis­san SUV, driven by a 66-year old man from Rich­mond, on St. Al­bans Road near Gen­eral Currie Road. The area sur­round­ing the col­li­sion was cor­doned off for sev­eral hours while po­lice in­ves­ti­gated.

“This is our first ma­jor pedes­trian col­li­sion of 2019. We sin­cerely wish to re­mind ev­ery­one to ex­er­cise spe­cial care whether you are in a ve­hi­cle, on bi­cy­cle or on foot,” said Cpl. Den­nis Hwang. “This was a very trau­matic and un­for­tu­nate or­deal. It was heart­warm­ing to see the com­mu­nity help and pro­vide com­fort to the in­jured.”

Hwang says the driver of the SUV is co-op­er­at­ing with po­lice. RCMP don’t be­lieve al­co­hol or drugs were fac­tors in the col­li­sion. No names were re­leased.

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