News

Collision sends pedestrian to Vernon Jubilee Hospital

A Vernon senior was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital Monday after being struck by a truck near the downtown core.

Vernon RCMP report that at about 4:40 p.m., officers were called to a report that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle at 25th Avenue and 34th Street.

“The driver of the truck was headed east on 25th Avenue and he had stopped at 34th Street to allow traffic to clear the intersection so he could turn left (north) onto 34th Street,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

“An 84-year-old female pedestrian was in the crosswalk when the driver went to make his turn.”

Molendyk said the truck driver saw the pedestrian at the last moment, but was unable to stop before making contact with her.

The woman was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital with a facial laceration and possible fractures.

Police are continuing with their investigation and no charges have been laid as of Tuesday.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

McHappy shoes
 
Bank shears off in a flow of mud
 
Ford opts for Mexico for engine plant: Unifor
Welcome Wagon honours long time businesses
 
Flu shot-or-mask rule upheld by arbitrator
 
H1N1 flu returns, targets younger people
Federal-tax scam strikes Cowichan
 
ELECTION 2104: Cow Bay incumbent wants to stay the course, challenger seeks overhaul
 
Blasting causes headaches for Langford homeowners

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 24 edition online now. Browse the archives.