Police on the scene where a pedestrian was struck on East Saanich Road Dec. 30. (Wolfgang Depner/News staff)

RCMP divert traffic in North Saanich after pedestrian hit

East Saanich Road closed from Barrett to Dean Park

A man estimated to be in his late-to-mid 60s suffered what police call serious injuries after a vehicle had struck him in a crosswalk.

Cpl. Chris Manseau of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP said the southbound vehicle struck the man inside the crosswalk at the intersection of East Saanich Road and Leal Road in North Saanich.

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While the reason of the collision remains under investigation, police have ruled out speed and alcohol, said Manseau. The sun might have blinded the male driver of the vehicle, said Manseau, adding the investigation continues.

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According to David Reid, a local witness, the collision happened around 1:15 p.m. Reid estimated the age of the victim in the mid-to-late 60s with the driver of the vehicle older.

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP and Central Saanich Police Service were on scene as late as 2:30 p.m. afternoon.

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Police on the scene where a pedestrian was struck on East Saanich Road Dec. 30. (Wolfgang Depner/News staff)

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