Pedes­trian in her 70s dies af­ter be­ing struck by SUV in Col­wood

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The B.C. Coroners Ser­vice is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the death of a woman in her 70s af­ter a pedes­trian was struck in Col­wood.

Po­lice were called about 6:20 p.m. Fri­day with a re­port of a pedes­trian struck by a white sport util­ity ve­hi­cle on the Is­land High­way, said West Shore RCMP Const. Alex Bérubé.

“Po­lice ar­rived first on scene and per­formed CPR,” he said Satur­day in a state­ment. “Un­for­tu­nately, the woman suc­cumbed to her in­juries.”

The woman was struck was near the Juan de Fuca Re­cre­ation Cen­tre. She was not in a marked cross­walk, Bérubé said.

The RCMP, the force’s traf­fic an­a­lyst and the B.C. Coroners Ser­vice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

The SUV driver was very shaken up and po­lice have con­tacted vic­tim ser­vices to sup­port her, Bérubé said.

“While this mat­ter is still un­der investigation, there are no in­di­ca­tors that speed or al­co­hol was a fac­tor in the col­li­sion,” he said.

Any­one who wit­nessed this in­ci­dent is asked to con­tact the West Shore RCMP.

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