A flag person was struck by a vehicle on Highway 6 in Lavington Friday morning, closing the highway for five hours. The victim was taken by air ambulance to Kelowna General Hospital. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

Flag person struck by car dies

Female traffic control person succumbs to injuries from Lavington accident

A traffic control personnel has died following a long battle in hospital after being struck by a vehicle nearly three weeks ago.

The 66-year-old female from Enderby was hit Nov. 17 on Highway 6 in Lavington, where she was directing traffic.

The 75-year-old driver of the vehicle failed to stop and RCMP are continuing to investigate the accident.

The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are continuing to investigate the incident, which occurred near School Road. RCMP investigators confirm that the 66 year old flag person passed away while in hospital, on Wednesday night.

The Vernon North Okanagan Traffic Services are continuing their investigation into the collision. Charges have not been laid to date.

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Original: Nov.17, 2017

North Okanagan RCMP Traffic Services are continuing their investigation of a motor vehicle incident which resulted in a traffic control person being hit by a car.

The female flagger was flown to Kelowna General Hospital by air ambulance.

Cpl. Annie Linteau said on Friday, Nov. 17, shortly after 10 a.m., police attended a construction zone on Highway 6 in Lavington between School Road and Hill Drive after receiving a report that a traffic control person had been hit by a vehicle.

“Early indications are that a west-bound vehicle approached the construction zone and was apparently stopped by the traffic control person in an area reduced to one-lane of traffic,” said Linteau. “It appears the driver of the vehicle involved was unable to stop in time and hit the traffic-control person.”

The flagger, aged 66, was rushed to hospital with serious injuries.

“The 75-year-old driver of the vehicle involved is co-operating with the investigation and a number of witnesses have been identified,” said Linteau.

Police are continuing their investigation and no further information is available at this time.

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A flag person has been hit in Lavington.

The incident occured Friday morning around 10 a.m. while highway road work was taking place.

The accident, involving a car, is serious as air ambulance was called in, along with ground ambulance, fire rescue and RCMP.

The victim was air lifted to Kelowna General Hospital.

Highway 6 was closed between School Road and Park Lane for five hours while investigators were on scene. The highway was reopened by 3 p.m.

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A flag person was struck by a vehicle on Highway 6 in Lavington at 10 am Friday morning. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

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