This was the scene Saturday morning as police investigated a collision at the corner of Tyndall and Kenmore that sent a 60-year-old woman to hospital with serious injuries. The road has re-opened since. (Black Press File).

Woman struck by van in Saanich remains in serious conditions

The collision happened Saturday morning and closed down a Saanich intersection

A Saanich woman remains in hospital some 24 hours after a vehicle struck her.

Ambulance crews brought the 60-year-old woman to hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries, and her condition has not changed, according to the latest available information.

“There is no medical update that we have received,” said Staff Sgt. Paul Smith Sunday morning.

UPDATE: Roads reopen after pedestrian struck in Saanich

Bystanders called police at around 8:30 a.m. Saturday after a man in a minivan hit a pedestrian on Tyndall Avenue. The collision closed the area for several hours as investigators examined the site with their tools, including a drone that took pictures of the site to recreate the scene.

The driver stayed on scene and cooperated with investigators, said Sgt. Brad Brajcich Saturday.

Brajcich said both the driver and the woman are residents of Saanich’s Gordon Head neighbourhood.

Saturday’s collision marks the most recent collision that involve an older pedestrian and a vehicle.

A 68-year-old North Saanich resident died of his injuries in early January after a vehicle struck him on Dec. 30 in North Saanich.

RELATED: Pedestrian hit by car Sunday in North Saanich dies of his injuries

About one in five people killed in car crashes in British Columbian are pedestrians, and 2,500 pedestrians suffer injures because of crashes every year, according to ICBC.

Top contributing factors include weather, failure of drivers to yield right of way, and driver distraction.

Seventy-six per cent of crashes involving pedestrians in British Columbia happen at intersections.

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