Pedestrian in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being struck in View Royal

Incident closed Island Highway for several hours Wednesday night

A man is in hospital with non life-threatening injuries after he was struck by a car in View Royal Wednesday night.

View Royal firefighters and emergency crews were called to the 130-block of Island Highway for reports of a pedestrian struck at around 5:50 p.m.

RELATED: Island Highway closed in View Royal

When crews arrived, they found the man had “significant traumatic injuries,” said View Royal Fire Chief Paul Hurst, and he was transported to Victoria General Hospital.

As of late Thursday morning, the man was still in the ICU at VGH with stable, non-life threatening injuries.

The incident occurred near the bus stop underneath the pedestrian overpass. Witnesses told police that the pedestrian was seen exiting a bus and then began jay walking across the roadway. The weather reduced visibility and the vehicle attempted to stop but was unable to do so in time.

“Our police officers are investigating the collision and continue to interview persons involved. The driver of the vehicle is co-operating with investigators fully,” said Const. Matthew Baker of the West Shore RCMP. “Incidents such as this are a reminder to slow down in reduced visibility that comes with poor weather.”

The incident closed Island Highway for several hours as the West Shore RCMP traffic section as well as traffic analysts conducted an investigation. The road re-opened at around 10 p.m.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

kendra.wong@goldstreamgazette.com

Just Posted

Seven years later, what’s changed since the 2011 Malahat fuel truck crash and closure?

Trans-Canada Highway reopens to traffic Friday morning after roughly 13-hour closure

Two people injured in crash on Malahat

Trans-Canada Highway reopens to traffic early Friday morning

Malahat closure snarls traffic

Trans-Canada Highway reopens to traffic early Friday morning

Victoria Grizzlies host fundraisers for Europe tour

The Grizzlies still have player spots available

Victoria heroes rappel 15 storeys for the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Over $60,000 raised at city’s first Rope for Hope event

VIDEO: Campers leave big mess at rural Port Renfrew campsite

Vehicle parts, garbage, a mattress, lawn chairs, beer cans, and even fecal matter left in the area

B.C. pipeline goes ahead despite scrapped Pacific Northwest LNG

NEB approves amendment for $1.4-billion natural gas North Montney Mainline Project

Update: Wildfire northwest of Kamloops jumps from 60 to 800 hectares

Ground crews and aircraft are responding to an estimated 50 hectare wildfire approximately 55 kilometers northwest of Kamloops, near the Deadman Vidette Road.

Looming tax changes could bring pay hike for Saanich councillors

Will Saanich council raise remuneration rates? That is one of the looming… Continue reading

Feds limit chinook fishery to help killer whale recovery

Chinook is main food source for only 76 southern residents killer whales left

B.C. mom who died just before daughter’s wedding wanted family to be happy: twin

Ann Wittenberg was pulled into the ocean while on a surf board in Tofino last weekend

Courtenay-Alberni MP calls for lifeguards at popular surf spot near Tofino

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is defending its decision to cancel the surf guard program.

Harvey Weinstein to surrender in sex misconduct probe: officials

Would be first criminal charge against Weinstein since scores of women came forward

Staff recommends “full prohibition” on the sale of marijuana in Saanich

A staff report to Saanich council recommends a “full” prohibition of the… Continue reading

Most Read