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.

 

Just Posted

Oak Bay realtor recalls sale of home where family was murdered

Home sellers not always required to disclose violent crimes

Victoria police seek witnesses after assault reported by man in wheelchair

Cops hope to speak with witnesses near Yates and Douglas on Jan. 13 between 1:45 and 3:15 p.m.

Olympic Gold medalist rower disppointed Saanich won’t host national training centre

Adam Kreek said also he respects decision by Rowing Canada Aviron

Victoria dancer shares concussion experience in a neuro-diverse performance

Stacey Horton’s Concussion explores living with and recovering from brain injury

Victoria teen with diabetes told ‘no food’ on B.C. Transit bus

B. C. Transit apologizes, saying it will look into food and drink policy

Trudeau says politicians shouldn’t prey on Canadians’ fears

The Prime Minister was speaking at a townhall in Ontario

B.C. chief says they didn’t give up rights for gas pipeline to be built

Hereditary chief: no elected band council or Crown authority has jurisdiction over Wet’suwet’en land

POLL: Should people have to license their cats?

The Victoria Natural History Society has sent letters to 13 municipalities in… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Jan. 15

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Thieves steal thousands from 140 Coast Capital Savings members

Online fraud tactics included phising and ‘brute force’ in November and December

Condo rental bans may be on way out with B.C. empty home tax

Many exemptions to tax, but annual declarations required

UPDATE: B.C. boy, aunt missing for three days

The pair are missing from Kamloops

Daredevil changes game plan to jump broken White Rock pier

Brooke Colby tells council daredevil event would help boost waterfront business

Most Read