Vernon teenager struck by truck

A 15-year-old girl was taken to hospital with a possible fractured pelvis after being struck by a vehicle Saturday night.

The incident happened at the intersection of 32nd Street and 25th Avenue just before 9:30 p.m.

“The police investigation learned that the pedestrian had possibly crossed the road going west on a red light,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk Monday morning. “The driver of a grey GMC pick up, a 77-year-old man, was soutbhound on a green light.”

Molendyk said the driver told police a vehicle was coming out of a yield into his lane directly in front of him, and that he focused his attention on it.

A passenger in the truck noticed the girl dart across the road and tried to alert the driver who quickly hit his brakes, but it was not in time to avoid hitting the pedestrian.

“Police are continuing to follow up on this file to determine the cause of the accident and who was at fault,” said Molendyk.

All people involved are from the Greater Vernon area.



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