Vernon RCMP continue to investigate an accident Saturday morning that sent a female pedestrian to hospital in critical condition.

Vernon RCMP continue to investigate an accident Saturday morning that sent a female pedestrian to hospital in critical condition.

Vernon pedestrian in critical condition

Vernon woman hit in marked crosswalk Saturday morning; incident remains under investigation

A Vernon woman is in critical condition in Kelowna General Hospital after being struck by a vehicle while out for a walk Saturday morning.

The 53-year-old woman was in the crosswalk at Tronson Road and Okanagan Landing Road when she was hit by a vehicle shortly after 7 a.m.

“The injured female was listed in critical condition with injuries to her head as well as multiple internal injuries,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

“The victim was immediately transported to Vernon Jubilee Hospital by ambulance. She has since been transported to Kelowna General Hospital.”

Officers noticed a black Jeep Liberty across the road had collided with a Hydro pole.

“Indications are the vehicle was being driven westbound on Okanagan Landing Road when it struck the woman in the marked crosswalk,” said Molendyk.

The driver of the Jeep, a 92-year-old man from Vernon, was transported to Vernon Jubilee Hospital with minor injuries.

B.C. Hydro was called to replace the pole which had been sheared off at the base.

An RCMP traffic analyst was called to the scene and the investigation is continuing. x

The police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident to please call the Vernon RCMP detachment at 250-545-7171.