Armstrong pedestrian recuperating after being struck in crosswalk

A 19-year-old man was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital Thursday night after being struck in an Armstrong crosswalk.

A 19-year-old man was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital Thursday night after being struck in an Armstrong crosswalk.

The incident occurred at 6:20 p.m. when the man was hit by a 1999 Pontiac Firefly while in a crosswalk at the intersection of Wood Avenue and Adair Street.

“A bus driver told police that after dropping off the young man on Adair Street, he saw him being struck,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. “Witnesses saw that the victim was already halfway into the crosswalk when he was hit by the car.”

Indications are that the pedestrian entered the crosswalk without ensuring that no vehicles were coming.

Molendyk said the 60-year-old Armstrong driver of the Firefly told police he first saw the victim when he landed on top of his hood.

The 19-year-old man sustained injuries to his left wrist and right temple. He was taken to VJH for treatment of a possible concussion and received stitches to the wrist.

The incident remains under police investigation.