Update: Elderly woman dies after fall

Highway traffic affected for nearly half hour last weekend near overpass

  • Sep. 11, 2012 2:00 p.m.

An 82-year-old woman died in hospital after falling off the Millstream Road overpass Sunday (Sept. 9).

The 911 call came in at 10:09 a.m. and she was transported to Victoria General Hospital. Traffic on the Trans Canada Highway was affected for nearly a half hour.

“She had multiple bone fractures and her breathing was laboured. She was unresponsive and had head and facial injuries,” said Cpl. Scott Braes of West Shore RCMP.

She died in hospital later that day.

West Shore RCMP are recommending anyone having emotional difficulties after witnessing the fall to call Victim Services 250-995-7351.

“This situation was a very traumatic incident for people that witnessed it,” Cpl. Kathy Rochlitz said on Tuesday.

RCMP have completed their investigation on the incident and are confident no foul play was involved.